The San Francisco Writers Foundation presents

The 10th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference:
Writing to Make a Difference
For Fiction, Nonfiction and Children’s Book Writers
Saturday, September 8, 2018      8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Center 1187 Franklin at Geary

8:00 a.m.         CHECK-IN / Coffee, tea & pastries
Snacks, coffee, and tea available throughout the day.

8:30-8:40         WELCOME/INTRODUCTIONS: Laurie McLean and the agents of change!

8:40-8:55         3 STEPS TO BECOMING A CHANGE AGENT
Nina Amir
, The Author Training Manual

9:00-3:00         FREE EIGHT-MINUTE EDITORIAL CONSULTATIONS
                          Tanya Egan Gibson, Melissa Kirk, or Mary Rakow
                            Bring copies of the beginning of your book to share with other attendees and an editor.
Please understand that consultations, especially with speakers, are limited. Sign up at the registration table.


9:00-10:00       UNDERSTANDING CHANGE AS A WRITER: How To Change the World Through Your Writing
                           Joan Gelfand, You Can Be A Winning Writer
                           Brigid O’Farrell, She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker
                             Moderator: Brenda Knight, Publishing Consultant, Mango Media

10:15-11:30     AVENUES FOR CHANGE: Publishing Opportunities to Effect Change
                        Barbara Santos, Practice Aloha
                        Tanya Egan Gibson, How to Buy a Love of Reading
                         Moderator: Melissa Kirk, Editor

11:45-12:15     KEYNOTE: Dismantling the Doomsday Machine!
                        Daniel Ellsberg, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
                         Interviewed by David Landau
                         Followed by a Q&A and signing

12:30-1:30     BOX LUNCH ($15 paid in advance) or BYO or eat at a local restaurant

1:30-2:30        HOW TO BUILD PLATFORM: Create an Audience Through Savvy Marketing
                         Jim Azevedo, Smashwords
                         Cristina Deptula, Authors Large and Small
                         Brenda Knight, Publishing Consultant
Moderator: Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary

2:45-3:30        WRITING & PUBLISHING A BOOK THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
                         Nina Amir: Creative Visualization for Writers

3:30-5:00         SPEED DATING WITH THE PROS: A Pitch-and-Learn Session
You may ask questions or pitch your book for three minutes to Nina Amir, Jim Azevedo, Cristina Deptula, Brenda Knight, David Landau,  Laurie McLean, and Mary Rakow.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • A FREE EDITORIAL CONSULTATION—Your consultation may focus on your work, advice about getting published, or feedback on your pitch. Please sign up at registration for Tanya Egan GibsonMelissa Kirk, or Mary Rakow. One consult per attendee. (As editors’ schedule permits.)
  • HANDOUTS–We encourage presenters to prepare handouts about their talks which will be available for attendees on our website at this link. We hope you’ll review the more than 100 pages of handouts before the event. You can also print them out and bring them with you to help follow the speakers and ask questions.
  • BOOKSTORE—Bookshop West Portal will sell books. You’re welcome to bring three copies of your self- or traditionally published book on consignment for the store to sell. Be sure to settle up by 5.
  • RESOURCE TABLE—Presenters and nonprofits will have literature available on the resource table. Items of interest to writers welcome. Please ask at registration before adding items to the table.
  • PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION—The UCC website at http://www.uusf.org/contact has a good overview of options.

 

The Conference Team

Director Laurie McLean
Registration Director Richard Santos     Marketing Director Barbara Santos
Onsite Coordination: Lissa Provost
Hospitality Coordination: Tessa Bertoldi     AV Manager: Aaron Provost
Onsite Bookstore: BookShop West Portal

 

Thank you for attending the Writing for Change Conference.

Please join us at the

16th San Francisco Writers Conference:
A Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community
February 14-17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
Details and registration are at www.SFWriters.org

 

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