International writers conference 2017

Matera 28.29.30 september 2017
Women’s Fiction Festival, International Writers’ Conference
Fondazione Le Monacelle, Via Riscatto n 8 75100 Matera
Registration open until September 24th



20.00 Welcome Cocktail
La Gatta Buia, via delle Beccherie 90-92


9:00-9:30 Welcome Speech from Matera Letteratura Women’s Fiction Festival
Mariateresa Cascino, President
Elizabeth Jennings, Honorary President

9:30-10:15 Publishing Perspectives- The Year Gone By, The Year To Come
Porter Anderson, Editor in Chief of Publishing Perspectives

10:15-11.30 Promoting Your Book 101
Mark Dawson, Author and Marketing Expert

11.30-12:30 The Hero’s Journey
Bonnie O’Neill, Screenwriter and Producer

12:30-1:15 pm Scouting and Discoverability
Maria Francesca Gagliardi, Media Scout
Flo Nicolls, editor HarperCollins
Beena Kamiani, senior editor Penguin
Katharine Sands, Literary Agent
Moderator: Elizabeth Jennings

3pm-6 pm
The Book Market
Pitch/Ask A Pro
Editing Course with Elisabetta Flumeri & Gabriella Giacometti (In Italian)


9:00-9:30 Motivation and How To Find It
Francesco Gungui, Book Coach

9:30-10:00 Where Writers Win
Shari Stauch, Author Assistant

10:00-11:00 Is Your Book a Movie?
Maria Francesca Gagliardi, Media Scout
Bonnie O’Neill, Screenwriter and Producer
Moderator: Maria Paola Romeo

11:00-12:00 How To Plan Your Career In Italy
Ricciarda Barbieri, editor Feltrinelli
Benedetta Bolis, editor Rizzoli
Edoardo Bugnatelli, editor Mondadori
Alice Di Stefano, editor Fazi
Silvia Donzelli, Donzelli Fietta Agency
Stefano Izzo, editor De Agostini
Moderator: Maria Paola Romeo

12:00-12:30 One Stop Publishing
Ricardo Fayet, Founder of Reedsy Inc

12:30-1:00 pm How Good Is Your Contract?
Marco Giacomello, IP Lawyer

1-1.30 pm-Authors and copyrights
Carolina De Cecco, copyright specialist, FUIS

3pm-6 pm
The Book Market
Pitch/Ask A Pro

4:00-5:00 pm Author and Editor in the Making of Great Books
Beena Kamiani, Senior Editor Penguin Viking


9:00-9:30 Translating Disney
Mario Pennacchio, Step Language Services

9:30-10:30 Digital (Life)Line
Francesca Colletti, HarperCollins, Italy
Flo Nicoll, HarperCollins, Uk
Maria Paola Romeo, Emma Books
Alessandra Tavella, Amazon Publishing
Moderator: Elizabeth Jennings

10:30-11:00 An Author Concierge
Maria Connor, Author Assistant

11:00-11:45 Kobo Writing Life and its Writers
Sandra Lonchamp, Kobo
Giulia Beyman, Author
Sarah Mathilde Callaway, Author
Adele Vieri Castellano, Author

11:45-12:30 pm Conversation on Changing Gears in Your Career
Rosemary Laurey, Author
Mary Leo, Author

12:30-13:15 Translations : The Passport Into Other Worlds
Athina Papa, Translator
Sandra Lonchamp, Kobo Writing Life

13:15-13:45 Publishing with Ilmiolibro
Andrea Mastromattei, Ilmiolibro, Gedi Gruppo Editoriale

Farewell Lunch On The Terrace

3pm-6 pm
The Book Market
Pitch/Ask A Pro

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