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Sunday, April 14 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Writing & Publishing: Inside Stories of the Book Business - Conversation 2015 - REQUIRES TICKET

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A group of book industry professionals gathers to discuss the business behind the scenes and the state of publishing writ large.

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Oscar Villalon

Oscar Villalon is the managing editor at ZYZZYVA. His reviews and essays have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Rumpus, and many other publications. He lives in San Francisco.

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Dan Smetanka

Daniel Smetanka has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty-five years, acquiring a mix of fiction and nonfiction. As an Executive Editor at Ballantine/Random House, Inc., his list included books by Elizabeth Rosner, Thomas Steinbeck, and Dan Chaon, a 2001 Finalist for... Read More →
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Colleen Dunn Bates

Colleen Dunn Bates is the publisher of L.A.'s Prospect Park Books, which she founded in 2006. Based in Altadena, Prospect Park publishes 10 to 12 books a year: fiction, mysteries, cookbooks, memoir, regional, and gift/humor titles. She is the incoming president of PubWest, a board... Read More →
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Betsy Amster

Before opening Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, principal Betsy Amster spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage and two years as editorial director of the Globe Pequot Press. She frequently speaks in PEN USA's Emerging Voices Program and Portland State's Publishing Program... Read More →
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Nicole Dewey

Nicole Dewey is Managing Director of Shreve Williams Public Relations. A 20-year veteran of the book publishing industry, Dewey joined the firm in May 2017 after serving for many years as Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Executive Director of Publicity for Little, Brown and... Read More →


Sunday April 14, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1

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