Matera Writers' Conference

MATERA WRITERS' CONFERENCE
29 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER 2011
Fondazione Le Monacelle - Via Riscatto n.8 - 75100 Matera

Wednesday, September 28

Libreria dell'Arco, Via Ridola, 37  Matera
7:30 pm
Welcome Cocktail

Thursday, September 29

Fondazione Le Monacelle, Via Riscatto 8/10
8:30-9:30 am
Welcome Breakfast and Registration
9:30-10 am
Welcome speech
Elizabeth Jennings, WFF president
Greetings James Rodriguez, US Consulate in Naples
10:00-10:30 am
Pitching Class
Christine Witthohn, Book Cents Literary Agency, Us
10:30-12:00 pm
Panel of editors: How to survive the publishing apocalypse
Anselm Aston, Attica Books, UK
Daniela De Rosa,  Kowalski, Italy
Jessica Leeke, Simon & Schuster, Uk
Susan Swift, editor Etopia Press, Us
Ruth Tross, Hodder Publishing, Uk
Julia Wagner, Ullstein Verlag, Germany
Moderator: Elizabeth Jennings
Questions and Answers session
12:00-13:00 pm
Creative writing workshop
Sophie King, journalist and creative writing teacher
3:30-5:30 pm
Book Market – Editors and Agents appointments
Help Desk - Publishing consulting

4:30-6 pm
Brainstorming session- English only
Sophie King, author, creative writing teacher

Friday, September 30

8:30 am
Welcome Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 am
Master Class - Writing Fantasy
Silvana De Mari, fantasy author
9.45 – 10:30 am
Other Worlds- The fantasy market
Anselm Aston, Attica Books, Uk
Laura Ceccacci, Fanucci, Italy
10:30 – 11:30 am
Digital publishing
Anselm Aston, Attica Books, Uk
Marco Ferrario, Book Republic, Italy
Susan Swift, Etopia Press, Us
Moderator: Christine Witthohn
11:30- 13:00 pm
Creating a career with indies and small press
Laura Ceccacci, editor Fanucci, Italy
Judith Murdoch, Judith Murdoch Literary Agency, Uk
Rita Vivian, Rita Vivian Literary Agency, Italy
Moderator: Mariapaola Romeo
3:30-5:30 pm
Book Market – Editors and Agents appointments
Help Desk - Publishing consulting

4:30-6 pm
Brainstorming session- English only
Sophie King, journalist and creative writing teacher

Saturday – October 1

8:30 am
Welcome Breakfast
9:30-10:30 am
Italian publishing: new horizons
Alessandra Bazardi, Harlequin Mondadori
Giulia Ichino, Mondadori, Italy
Cristina Palomba, Ponte alle Grazie, Italy
Anna Pastore, Frassinelli, Italy
Moderator: Mariapaola Romeo
10:30 – 11:15 pm
How to use social Media to brand yourself
Beth Barany, creative consultant for writers
11:15-12:30 pm
Editors and Agents - Questions and Answers
Alessandra Bazardi, Harlequin Mondadori, Italy
Giulia Ichino, Mondadori, Italy
Jessica Leeke, Simon & Schuster, Uk
Cristina Palomba, Ponte alle Grazie, Italy
Anna Pastore, Frassinelli, Italy
Ruth Tross, Hodder Publishing, Uk
Julia Wagne, Ullstein Verlag, Germany
Judith Murdoch, Judith Murdoch Literary Agency, Uk
Sallyanne Sweeney, Watson & Little Literary Agency, Uk
Christine Witthohn, Book Cents Literary Agency, Us
Rita Vivian, Rita Vivian Literary Agency, Italy
Moderator: Maria Paola Romeo
12:00 – 13.15 pm
Briefings for thriller writers on Cyber terrorism
Raoul Chiesa, hacker and data security expert
3:30-5:30 pm
Book Market – Editors and Agents appointments
Help Desk - Publishing consulting

4:30-6 pm
Brainstorming session – in Italian only
Maria Paola Romeo, Grandi & Associati Literary Agency, Italy

Sunday, October 2

9:30 – 10:45 am
The Changing Role of Agents
When is an Agent not an Agent?
Judith Murdoch, Judith Murdoch Literary Agency, Uk
Maria Paola Romeo, Grandi & Associat Literary Agency, Italy
Sallyanne Sweeney, Watson & Little Literary Agency, Uk
Rita Vivian, Rita Vivian Literary Agency, Italy
Moderator: Christine Witthohn, Book Cents Literary Agency, Us
10:45 – 12: 00 pm
Promoting your book in the 21st century
Sheila English, Circle of Seven
1:30 pm
Good Bye Brunch

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