“From Literary Citizen to Published Author” by David Groff
In a publishing world that wants to publish not books but authors, you can establish yourself as a professional writer by becoming a recognized and broad-based contributor to your culture. This talk will focus how you can establish your persona and platform by cultivating an honorable creative calling as a literary citizen--writing personal essays to reviews, interviews, literary criticism, blog entries, and journalism that complement your book length prose and pave its path.
DAVID GROFF is an editor, poet, and literary scout who works with authors, publishers, and agents to develop and edit memoir, other kinds of narrative nonfiction, and literary and popular fiction. He also scouts and edits book projects for a New York literary agent and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program of the City College of New York.