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,
Plus, we offered a selection of workshops:
Workshop A: Storytelling Improv
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
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.