Thank you for joining us in Philadelphia!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Business Bootcamp for Writers in Philadelphia on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Yolanda Wisher, 2016 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, led a discussion about the challenges and thrills of publishing a poetry manuscript and shared her publishing journey from her earliest years through the present day. Wisher was joined by fellow panelists from the Authors Guild, Penguin Random House, literary agency The Book Group, and author Emma Eisenberg, co-director of Blue Stoop. See excerpts from our program and find how to join us in other cities below.


We’re Coming to a City Near You!

Don’t live in Philadelphia, but still want to hear from your local literary experts and national publishing representatives about the ins and outs of the marketplace? We’ve got you covered. We’re taking the education team to these five other cities:

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This event is part of the Business Bootcamps for Writers series, traveling to six cities across the United States in this inaugural season. The series is hosted by the Authors Guild Foundation, the charitable and educational arm of the Authors Guild. It educates, supports, and protects American writers to ensure that a rich, diverse body of literature can flourish.

Thank you to our Philadelphia Bootcamp Speakers:

There are a limited number of need-based, regional travel stipends available for participants coming from nearby cities. We are especially interested in reaching new authors from diverse backgrounds who do not have the means for, or access to, other educational programs.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts impacts individuals and communities, visit