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USC Writers Conference 4.20.12 - The Business and Craft of Storytelling

USC Continuing Education and Summer Programs

Spring 2012

April 20, 2012

$100 general public $75 alumni

Instructor(s): Keynote speaker: Ivory Madison, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, redroom.com

Location: Doheny Memorial Library, USC

Program type: Conference
Format: Face-to-Face

To register go to http://www.usc.edu/esvp and enter code: uscwc

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Join us for a full day of conversations and workshops beginning with a keynote address by Ivory Madison, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of redroom.com. To register go to http://www.usc.edu/esvp and enter code: uscwc . There are a limited number of USC student scholarships available. Please contact Megan Kastner at (213) 740-8748 for more information.

Agenda

USC Writers Conference 4.20.12
The Business and Craft of Storytelling

9AM to 6PM

Keynote - 9:15am
Authenticity and Pragmatism: What it Takes to Be a Great Writer
Ivory Madison, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, redroom.com

Session 1 - 10:15am
The Promise and Peril of Self-Publishing: Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Avoiding the Pitfalls of DIY Publishing
Jim Azevedo, Smashwords
Jack Lerner, USC Gould School of Law

Session 2 - 11:15am
Resources for World-Makers: Research and Finding Authenticity in the Library
Deborah Harkness, USC professor of History, author of the best selling 'A Discovery of Witches' the first volume of the All Souls Trilogy (Deborah Harkness on Facebook)

Lunch - 12:15am
Finding and Engaging the Southern California Community of Writers
Joe Donnelly, editor, Slake Magazine, former LA Weekly editor
Laurie Ochoa, editor, Slake Magazine, former LA Weekly editor

Session 3 - 1:30pm
Social Media Strategies for Engaging Your Audience
Zach Behrens, Editor-in-Chief, KCET.org
Kathryn Hernandez, Social Media Strategist, USC Rossier School of Education
Nathan Masters, Writer-Editor, USC Libraries

Session 4 - 2:30pm
The Writer as Entrepreneur
Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC Former Chair National Endowment for the Arts
David Kipen, proprietor of independent lending library Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights, and former head of the NEA's Big Read program

Session 5 - 3:30pm
Multimedia Storytelling: Elements of Adaptation from the Page to Screens, Small and Large
D.J. Waldie, author of the classic Southern California autobiography Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir and the in-progress screenplay for its film adaptation, recently optioned for James Franco's production company

Reception and Networking - 4:30pm

Conference Concludes - 6:00pm

Locations

Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
Keynote
Sessions

Doheny Library Intellectual Commons
Lunch

Doheny Library Ground Floor Rotunda
Reception

Fees
General Public $100
Alumni $75
Limited number of USC student scholarships available

Register
http://www.usc.edu/esvp
code: uscwc

Register Now