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Tampa Bay Publishing Conference

Feb. 22-24, 2019

Creative Pinellas campus
12211 Walsingham Rd.
Largo, FL 33778

 
 

Learn the ins and outs of publishing

Tampa Bay Publishing Conference Schedule – Feb. 22-24

 

Friday, Feb. 22

Seminole Recreation Center (9100 113th St. N., Seminole, FL 33772)


12:30 – 1 p.m.

Sign in/registration

 

1 – 1:50 p.m.

The Debut Author Experience (panel)

Authors: Gale Massey, Heather Jones, Mark Vickers, Kenzie Jennings

 

2 – 2:40 p.m.

Sarah Nicolas – Author conversation/Q&A

 

2:50 – 3:40 p.m.

Lynne Hansen – How to Work with Your Cover Artist to Get the Cover You Deserve

 

3:20 – 4:10 p.m.

Storyteller Ross Tarr – Tips for the Stage/Presenting Your Work

 

4:20 – 5:20 p.m.

Lorin Oberweger – The Four Building Blocks of a Powerful Novel or Creative Nonfiction

 

5:30 – 6:10 p.m.

Tom Cuba – If You Think Writing Is Hard, You’re Not Doing It Right

 

6:20 – 7 p.m.

Stefani Deoul – Author conversation/Q&A

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

Creative Pinellas campus (12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33778)


9:30 - 10 a.m.

Sign-in/register

 

10 - 11 a.m.

Jeff Strand – Stick With It! Sustaining Your Writing Passion in a Brutal Business

 

11:10 – 11:50 a.m.

Gregory Byrd – Author conversation/Q&A

 

12 – 12:40 p.m.

Erika Lance – Author conversation/Q&A

 

12:40 – 2:10 p.m.

Break

 

2:10 – 2:50 p.m.

Racquel Henry – Author conversation/Q&A

 

3 – 3:40 p.m.

Steph Post – Author conversation/Q&A

 

3:50 – 4:40 p.m.

The Art of Self-Promotion (panel)

With Colette Bancroft (Tampa Bay Times Book Editor), Julie Garisto (Creative Pinellas), Erika Lance (author/publisher), Mark Vickers (author), Maureen McDole (Keep St. Pete Lit), Amanda Dodge (marketing/PR)

 

Rapp Brewing (10930 Endeavour Way, Seminole, FL 33777)

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wordier’s Publishing Salon

Participating publishers/journals: Dark Horse Florida Publishing (Gulfport), Red Mare (Ocala), Driftwood Press (Tampa), Raised Voice Press (Pinellas), 4 Horsemen (Pinellas), Shift - A Journal of Literary Oddities (Sarasota), Breaking Rules Publishing (St. Petersburg), Odet (Safety Harbor), Rebel Hearts Publishing (Tampa) and Saw Palm: Florida Literature & Art (Tampa)

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

Creative Pinellas campus (12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33778)

10 – 10:50 a.m.

Balancing Your Writing with Your Day Job and Other Obligations (panel)

Authors: Jeff Strand, Sheree L. Greer, Arin Greenwood, Kenzie Jennings and Derik Cavignano

 

11 – 11:50 a.m.

Submit Yourself: How to Submit Your Work to Literary Magazines and Why You Should (panel)

Presented by Kitchen Table Literary Arts (Facilitated by Sheree L. Greer and featuring Mansi Goyal, Silk-Jazmyne Hindus and Courtney Alexander)

  

12 – 12:40 p.m.

Tyler Gillespie – Author conversation/Q&A

 

12:40 – 1:50 p.m.

Break

 

1:50 – 2:40 p.m.

Stop Going It Alone: A Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing Overview (panel)

Presented by Kitchen Table Literary Arts (Facilitated by Slam Anderson and featuring Kenya Nicole Boatright, Adrien Julious, Courtney Alexander and Sheree L. Greer)

 

2:50 – 3:30 p.m.

S.J. Sindu – Author conversation/Q&A

 

3:40 – 4:20 p.m.

Erica Dawson – Author conversation/Q&A