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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

Date: Friday, Feb. 22 1 p.m. - Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m.

Location: Creative Pinellas campus in Largo, Florida

Cost: $60 if registered by Jan. 15; $75 after that date (no refunds)

Register online here.

The three-day Tampa Bay Publishing Conference will include:

  • Authors sharing their personal publishing journeys and what they learned along the way

  • Panels tackling topics such as publishing tips for poets, fiction writers and memoirists; the debut author experience; shameless self-promotion; working with agents and editors; traditional publishing vs. self-publishing; and event organizing and working with local booksellers, libraries and organizations

  • Readings presented by Florida publishers and authors

  • a Publishing Salon featuring Florida indie presses and literary journals

Featured authors include Jeff Strand, Lynne Hansen, Steph Post, Stefani Deoul, Erica Dawson, Sarah Nicolas, Racquel Henry and Lorin Oberweger. More participants to be announced.

General admission to the three-day conference, including readings, the Publishing Salon, panels and presentations, will be $60 for those who register before Jan. 15 and $75 for those registering after that date. No refunds.

There will also be breakout sessions on a variety of topics for an additional fee. Topics and instructors to be announced.