The event — which was organized and is being moderated by acclaimed journalism professor and accomplished author Susan Shapiro — will enlighten you as to the views of these movers and shakers as to what may happen in this unpredictable world of publishing.
You’ll hear from the following panelists:
- Jim Roberts, digital news editor for the New York Times (nytimes.com).
- Robert S. Miller, founding publisher of Hyperion Books, who left last spring to become president and publisher of Harper Studio, the new unit of HarperCollins. (Learn about the recently announced 10-book deal with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.)
- Julia Turner, the insightful Slate deputy editor. (Check out her fabulous, so-true article, "Fashion Roadkill," about how Carrie Bradshaw of "Sex and the City" fame has become a "label whore" in the new movie.)
- Ayesha Pande, literary agent and former senior editor at Farrar Straus and Giroux.
- Leo Carey, an editor at the New Yorker. (See his interesting article about . FYI, Susan Morrison, articles editor at the New Yorker and author of Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers, was originally slated and had to back out.)
- John C. Abell, New York City bureau chief for Wired and founder of the Planet Abell blog. (Read his recent, fascinating piece for Wired, "Steve Jobs is Not — Repeat, Not — Dead.")
- Radhika Jones, Time Magazine’s arts editor, and former managing editor of the Paris Review. (Read her interesting, recent TIME profile, "Ten Questions for Tom Wolfe.")
- Alex Clark, editor in chief of Granta Magazine.
Clearly, if you’re in New York and a writer — or even an avid reader — you’ll want to attend this event, especially when you learn that proceeds are going to charity.
Indeed, to her credit, Sue — the author of five books herself, including Only as Good as Your Word: Writing Lessons from My Favorite Literary Gurus — is allocating all ticket sales from the Future of Publishing Panel to PEN American Center’s Writers’ Fund.
The fee to attend this program is modest — $20 at the door and $15 in advance. To attend, email Sue.
Full disclosure: Although I would plugged this fascinating program no matter what, I’m also spurred to get the word out for two more reasons. Firstly, Sue (the organizer/moderator) is a good friend of a good friend of mine, the talented writer Sherry Amatenstein, and secondly, I just signed up for Sue’s upcoming essay-writing class.
(Admittedly, it’s kind of strange to be a writing student again, master’s degree and all. But I want to put on my diligent student hat, because, although I’m an experienced journalist, blogger and published author, I really need help to become proficient at writing personal essays. Hence, Sue’s will be the fourth essay-writing class I’m taking.)
Anyhow, please spread the word about this exciting Future of Publishing program and get your ticket now!