8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Keynote and Workshop (with break for lunch)
Leah is a fearless (and funny) story and voice advocate, author, coach, editor, agent-connector and brand evangelist who helps writers take a book from pulp to publish to brand and beyond. She has helped more than 200 writers including her students in the UCLA Writer's Program. Leah is referred to as "My Muse" by authors she has helped get on the New York Times bestsellers list. She is herself an author of 20 New York published books; including bestsellers and a memoir that sold in a bidding war of 6 publishers and was then bought by Hollywood. Leah is also a story strategist to small businesses and some of the world's biggest brands.
8:30 am - 9:30 am Registration
9:30 am - 10:30 am Open Fiction Critiques
10:45 am - 11:45 am Open Nonfiction Critiques
You may attend both of the critique sessions, but may only have your piece critiqued in ONE session. Please bring a hard copy of your piece for the instructor, double-spaced. You will have 3 minutes (approximately 400 words) to read your piece in front of the audience. The instructor will then provide feedback for 5 minutes. Please time yourself reading aloud prior to the event so you will end your reading at an appropriate spot.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Author's Panel
Our member authors will briefly discuss the process of writing and publishing their book.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Author Book Fair & Lunch Break
Opportunity to purchase member books and chat with our authors.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Meet the Agents panel session
Our literary panel will introduce themselves, their agency, and their author interests.
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Meet the Agents pitch session
Pitch your project to agents and publishers in a one-on-one setting. By appointment only. Link to online sign-up sheet will be emailed to registrants, along with an information packet listing the details and interests of each literary professional.