Sunday, March 23, 2008

Me & My Peeps at VaBook Festival - 3/29 & 3/30

Here are programs that I, my current & former clients and buddies are doing. See the Literary Ladies Luncheon blog for listings of programs involving LLLers.

SAT 3/29
10:00am Crime Wave: Scenes of the Crimes

Cara Black (Murder in the Rue de Paradis), Margaret Coel (The Girl with the Braided Hair), Tony Dunbar (Tubby Meets Katrina), and James W. Hall (Hell's Bay).
Moderator: Andy Straka

10:00am Publishing Day: Where Publishing Is Headed
Join Catharine Lynch (Associate Publisher, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin), Ed Barber (Senior Editor, W.W. Norton) and Virginia Barber (Editor-at-Large, Grove Atlantic) for a discussion of the industry's horizons.

12:00pm Publishing Day: Promoting Like a Pro
What it takes to publicize your book, online and elsewhere, and how to present yourself to media. Bella Stander (Book Promotion 101) with book publicists Lauren Cerand and Kelly Powers (Obie Joe Media).

1:30pm Tantric Practices Workshop
Related Event. Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson will delve into practical techniques for expanding pleasure in intimacy, as well as in everyday life. They will cover two areas: pleasure as spiritual practice, and the chakras and sexuality. $50. To register: email {info at}.

2:00pm Crime Wave: Historical Mysteries
Clare Langley-Hawthorne (Consequences of Sin), David L. Robbins (The Betrayal Game), Tasha Alexender (A Poisoned Season), and Jacqueline Winspear (An Incomplete Revenge).

2:00pm Nice Jewish Boys Gone Wild!
Fiction and memoir with Marc Estrin (The Lamentations of Julius Marantz), A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically), Adam Mansbach (The End of the Jews) and Peter Charles Melman (Landsman).
Moderator: Bella Stander

2:00pm Publishing Day: Managing Expectations
Clinical psychologist Susan O’Doherty (Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued) helps examine the goals, motivations, and expectations that come with being an author.
Moderator: Susan Tyler Hitchcock

4:00pm Crime Wave--Life on the Streets with Cops and PIs
James O. Born (Burn Zone), Austin S. Camacho (Blood and Bone), Libby Hellmann (Easy Innocence), Frank Muir (Eye for an Eye) and Andy Straka (Record of Wrongs).

4:00pm Echoes of the Great War
With novelists Nicholas Griffin (Dizzy City), Thomas Mullen (The Last Town on Earth) and Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs mystery series).
Moderator: Bella Stander

4:00pm Publishing Day: Agents' Roundtable
A publishing day discussion with agents Simon Lipskar (Writers' House), Rita Rosenkranz (Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency), and Bill Gladstone (Waterside Productions).

SUN 3/30
There are several excellent programs, but the only one with "my" people is the 11:45am LINKS Celebration Brunch, which Carleen Brice will be attending.

I laid the hard sell about the festival on Walter Mosley after he spoke at the NBCC meeting in NYC last year. Beyond that, I take zero credit for the 4:00pm event, Walter Mosley: A Literary Life.


Austin S. Camacho said...

Hello, Bella,

And thanks for mentioning me in your blog on VA Book (on the "Life on the Streets" panel. It being Easter, it is appropriate to mention your peeps :-)

From the looks of things I may be the only writer at the festival you DON'T know, but I hope to remedy that Saturday.


Susan Tyler Hitchcock said...

Bella, There are more of us doing things before Saturday, too. Check out Barb Oakley & Evil Genes on Thursday evening and me & Frankenstein on Friday evening. And there may well be more... We are trying to act upon the advice we gained in your workshop. Looking forward to seeing you at Friday lunch if not otherwise. I am bummed that I have a publishing panel at the same time you're hosting YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY author -- he was one of the ones I was excited to hear. Too many book panels, too little time.

Bella Stander said...

Susan: Events for Wed-Fri are listed in immediately previous posts. Your publishing panel w/ Sue O'Doherty should be terrific, as you both are.

Austin: Glad you caught my "peeps" reference! I hope to meet you too. At 6' tall, I'm easy to spot; headshot is here.

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Happy Reading!