We had a wonderful day of workshops, best-selling author talks/readings and book  signings on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. This was the fourth annual Long Island LitFest!  

Featuring Meg Wolitzer speaking about her latest critically-acclaimed novel,

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Plus, we offered a selection of workshops:

Workshop A:  Storytelling Improv

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The Moth winner Tracey Segarra of “Now You’re Talking! A Storytelling Show,” speaks to participants about the basics of live storytelling and  leads a brief game to identify possible storytelling subjects.

Workshop B:  How to Publish a Children’s Book and a Non-Fiction Book

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Whether you want to write books for children and young adults or nonfiction books for the commercial market, your success depends on more than just your creativity and writing style. You also need to understand the business side of book publishing. For children’s books, it means knowing what category you’ve written, like a chapter book, middle grade or young adult, and your targeted reader and general themes. It also means finding the agents and publishers that accept each one and how to approach them. Similar concepts apply for the ever-changing nonfiction book market as well.

Liza N. Burby, author of How to Publish Your Children’s Book, 2nd edition, and nearly 40 children’s books, and Rudy Shur, author of How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book, 2nd edition, and director of the editorial program of Square One Publishers in Garden City Park, will show you how to navigate their respective book industries to become a published author. Books will be available for purchase.

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15 thoughts on “

  1. Jennifer

    My friends and I want to hear the authors but aren’t interested in workshops. How are the authors being scheduled? Is there a talk and then a workshop and then a talk, etc?

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks for asking. The workshops are FREE with admission and optional. They are running at Noon, before LitFest begins at 1 pm. Our author reading schedule runs in two sessions, with a book signing break in between. Please take a look at the schedule of events, here. We look forward to seeing you and your friends! It’s going to be an amazing day!

  2. Toni-Ann Lettenberger

    I wanted to come to the Long Island LitFest 2017 for a couple of reasons: 1 of them is that I am in the process of what I hope to be a book about my experience with life in the past 10 or so years. I’ve experienced extraordinary circumstances and I believe that I could be of use to people out there if they read my story period I dealt with most of my tragedies and my dealings by being sober and by believing in something other than nothing. And I wasn’t really too much of understanding of the readings but I was very much interested in the workshops. Unfortunately my financial situation is such that I don’t even have that money to put aside for this function today. What I would like to know is if they offer free workshops anywhere and what do I have to do to sign up for those? Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and I hope to get a reply from you soon period thank you so much Toni Ann lettenberger

  3. Maureen Hardiman

    I’d love to hear Nelson DeMille, Kristin Hannah, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova. Loved listening to Anna Quinlan- thank you!

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you, Maureen! Great suggestions — and we loved Anna Q. also. She was fantastic. Thanks for attending that!


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