Throughout the year, we offer an array of seminars, panels, social gatherings and events for authors to keep you connected and informed about the legal and business side of writing.

We offer webinars and phone seminars on all aspects of the business of being an author and the book ecosystem, providing practical advice on a broad range of topics. We also provide in-person panel discussions and interviews on topics of interest to our members and sponsor social events throughout the country. Guild members have first—and often exclusive—access to these events. We also encourage our members to share literary events happening in their communities on our comprehensive Events Calendar, searchable by ZIP code.

To see recordings of our past webinars and panels,

visit our Webinar Archive.


Unlocking the Treasure Chest: The Library of Congress Online and In Person

Date: Tuesday, October 30
Time
: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

Registration (required): Please register via Zoom

On October 30, 1:00 p.m. (EDT), join Library of Congress reference librarians to learn the best starting points, search strategies, and tips for using the Library's vast resources.

As a highlight of the webinar, prize-winning author and co-founder of Biographers International Organization James McGrath Morris will be interviewed by Jeffrey Flannery, head of the Library’s Manuscript Reading Room. They’ll explore manuscript collections, rare newspapers, photographs, and other treasures Mr. Morris has used in-person at the Library for his fascinating books on Joseph Pulitzer, Ethel Payne, and other wide-ranging topics. Learn why Mr. Morris’s “heart beats a little faster” as he approaches the Library in anticipation of the riches he will find.


From Manuscript to Marketplace

A Discussion Series presented by the Authors Guild Foundation

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required): Please register HERE

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and fellow writers for this exciting literary series in New York! Authors and members of their publishing teams will discuss the process of creating and publishing their books, revealing how their manuscripts made it to the marketplace. This fall, we are hosting the first three of these events, each focusing on a different book: Naima Coster’s Halsey Street, Rumaan Alam’s That Kind of Mother, and Uzodinma Iweala’s Speak No Evil. The authors of the books and industry professionals who worked on them will candidly share their experiences regarding publicity, social media, working with agents and editors, and more. The panel discussions will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. All are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing.

From Manuscript to Marketplace is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Business Bootcamps for Writers

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required): Philadelphia registration here

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and publishing professionals from Penguin Random House for a FREE workshop for authors about the business of writing!

Writing is only part of the picture when it comes to being an author. Now that you have a manuscript, you want to get it published and have as many people as you can read and buy it. For many writers, no matter how hard it is to write a book, the following stage seems more daunting, even for mid-career authors. But if you want to keep writing, you need to figure out how to publish and market your books—all while making sure you protect your rights—and that’s where we come in.

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Penguin Random House, the Authors Guild Foundation has designed educational bootcamps to help writers around the country navigate the business side of writing. Traveling to six cities across America, our education team will join local authors and literary organization representatives to host daylong, in-person workshops for early-to-mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds especially those who may not have the means for, or access to, other educational programs.

The first in this series will be hosted in Philadelphia on November 2 at the Free Library of Philadelphia—Parkway Central. Learn more about that event and apply HERE.

Throughout the year, we offer an array of seminars, panels, social gatherings and events for authors to keep you connected and informed about the legal and business side of writing.

We offer webinars and phone seminars on all aspects of the business of being an author and the book ecosystem, providing practical advice on a broad range of topics. We also provide in-person panel discussions and interviews on topics of interest to our members and sponsor social events throughout the country. Guild members have first—and often exclusive—access to these events. We also encourage our members to share literary events happening in their communities on our comprehensive Events Calendar, searchable by ZIP code.

To see recordings of our past webinars and panels,

visit our Webinar Archive.


Unlocking the Treasure Chest: The Library of Congress Online and In Person

Date: Tuesday, October 30
Time
: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

Registration (required): Please register via Zoom

On October 30, 1:00 p.m. (EDT), join Library of Congress reference librarians to learn the best starting points, search strategies, and tips for using the Library's vast resources.

As a highlight of the webinar, prize-winning author and co-founder of Biographers International Organization James McGrath Morris will be interviewed by Jeffrey Flannery, head of the Library’s Manuscript Reading Room. They’ll explore manuscript collections, rare newspapers, photographs, and other treasures Mr. Morris has used in-person at the Library for his fascinating books on Joseph Pulitzer, Ethel Payne, and other wide-ranging topics. Learn why Mr. Morris’s “heart beats a little faster” as he approaches the Library in anticipation of the riches he will find.

 


From Manuscript to Marketplace

A Discussion Series presented by the Authors Guild Foundation

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required): Please register HERE

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and fellow writers for this exciting literary series in New York! Authors and members of their publishing teams will discuss the process of creating and publishing their books, revealing how their manuscripts made it to the marketplace. This fall, we are hosting the first three of these events, each focusing on a different book: Naima Coster’s Halsey Street, Rumaan Alam’s That Kind of Mother, and Uzodinma Iweala’s Speak No Evil. The authors of the books and industry professionals who worked on them will candidly share their experiences regarding publicity, social media, working with agents and editors, and more. The panel discussions will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. All are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing.

From Manuscript to Marketplace is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Business Bootcamps for Writers

Multiple Dates and Locations>>

Registration (required): Philadelphia registration here

Join the Authors Guild Foundation and publishing professionals from Penguin Random House for a FREE workshop for authors about the business of writing!

Writing is only part of the picture when it comes to being an author. Now that you have a manuscript, you want to get it published and have as many people as you can read and buy it. For many writers, no matter how hard it is to write a book, the following stage seems more daunting, even for mid-career authors. But if you want to keep writing, you need to figure out how to publish and market your books—all while making sure you protect your rights—and that’s where we come in.

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Penguin Random House, the Authors Guild Foundation has designed educational bootcamps to help writers around the country navigate the business side of writing. Traveling to six cities across America, our education team will join local authors and literary organization representatives to host daylong, in-person workshops for early-to-mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds especially those who may not have the means for, or access to, other educational programs.

The first in this series will be hosted in Philadelphia on November 2 at the Free Library of Philadelphia—Parkway Central. Learn more about that event and apply HERE.

 

 

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