All Blog Posts Tagged '#conferences' (11)

Five Reasons the National Women’s Studies Association Matters to Women Who Write

Alison Piepmeier returns from NWSA’s annual conference to reveal what’s hot in feminist books and scholarship, the joy of gender-neutral bathrooms, and what it’s like to work out next to Angela Davis at the gym.

The… Continue

Added by Alison Piepmeier on November 17, 2010 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

At BEA, The Techie Still Thinks It Stands for Books Ever After

Mia Eaton reports on the cultural and technological evolution of publishing, and actually remains optimistic. Last week I attended BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, as well as the DIY Authors Conference and DigitalBook 2010, and what I picked up was a mix of anxiety, optimism, and eagerness to learn what's in store for the future of publishing.

Before the official start of BEA2010, the… Continue

Added by The Techie on June 1, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The BEA Report

The writer's need-to-know on the book industry, by Miriam Peskowitz.

Those who know me know you won’t often catch me deciding to go to a big convention like Book Expo America. The hordes of people. The bad convention center air. The massive amounts of overstimulation, deals being made, and info transferred about.…


Added by The Writer-Entrepreneur on May 28, 2010 at 12:46pm — 2 Comments

BEA Bound She Writers - Tell Us What You're Learning, Here!

BookExpo America -- Mia's strapping on her walking shoes, Erin's sitting it out. Love it, hate it, if you are among those attending it this week, we want to hear from you. Please use the comments section of this post to share insights gleaned, lessons learned, and… Continue

Added by Deborah Siegel on May 24, 2010 at 8:49pm — 3 Comments

The Agent: I'd Rather Pound Sand Than Attend the BEA

Erin Hosier is looking forward to not attending publishing's biggest trade show.

As Mia Eaton wrote about last week, this Tuesday-Thursday in NYC is the BEA (Book Expo America), which for the uninitiated is basically a giant trade show for publishers.… Continue

Added by The Agent on May 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

The Techie: Getting Ready for BEA2010

Mia Eaton straps on her walking shoes and preps for BEA.

BookExpo America happens next week, and for anyone not already familiar with it, BEA is a massive publishing convention, dominated by the sales, marketing, and distribution of books, taking place in the nexus of publishing, New York City. Only half-jokingly called a "big top event" it really can be a… Continue

Added by The Techie on May 18, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

The Motivator: Summer Writing Conference Season Is Here!

BK Loren's Summer Fun List

I'm just recovering from four days at AWP in Denver. AWP kicks off the summer writing season. You've heard of summer reading lists? Here's your summer writing list, along with a brief description of what I know about the conferences. I heartily invite all of you to add to the list and share your experiences. I can't list every festival (not… Continue

Added by The Motivator on April 13, 2010 at 3:34pm — 6 Comments

The Motivator: Why Being an Ally Empowers All Writers

BK Loren celebrates diversity of reading, writing and living.

Last weekend the 10th Annual National Black Writers Conference took place at Medgar Evers College. I would have attended if I could (travel costs prevented). I consider it one of the nation's most… Continue

Added by The Motivator on March 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

What I learned about blogging in 2009

One slightly jaded former technology professional-turned-math teacher + freelance writer's perspective:

1. Blogging is about as edgy as journaling (yawn) - do it for personal development or as an archive of your writing - but don't humor yourself it will produce revenue. That train departed years ago.

2. Having said that - yes, download Word Press and create a basic blog - even if it ends up gathering cobwebs between your posts . A blog (i.e. public access to some… Continue

Added by Muddslide on December 30, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

NWSA and books by women

In honor of the She Writes campaign to buy books by women, I thought I'd share some books by women I bought today at the National Women's Studies Association book exhibit:

Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of "Perfect" Babies, by Gail Heidi Landsman

Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and Hype, by Meda Chesney-Lind and Katherine Irwin…


Added by Alison Piepmeier on November 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Quick take: Angela Davis and the National Women's Studies Association Conference

I'm in Atlanta at the National Women's Studies Association Conference. The conference officially got started last night with a keynote address by Angela Davis, who is one of the most important feminist activists of the last forty years, and always an inspiring speaker. She discussed the changes that the NWSA has gone through in recent years, changes that are making it a more inclusive and rigorous academic organization, and she also discussed… Continue

Added by Alison Piepmeier on November 13, 2009 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

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