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From Agents to Book Tours: The Business Side of Publishing

What: A free and open to the public panel consisting of professional writers in a variety of styles speaking about book publishing with an aim to demystify the business and help others understand the process. In layman’s terms we’ll go over all the steps to publishing a book with a major publisher and otherwise, including paths to getting a literary agent, the steps to publishing a book, how advances work, publicity, etc. Once upon a time everyone on the panel had these questions, and panelists are all donating their time to offer help and experience to anyone who may be interested in writing and publishing. The panel will last about an hour, with a half an hour afterword for audience questions.  

When: Wednesday, January 23, 7PM. The panel will start about 7:30 or so and last about an hour, with a half hour or so afterword for questions. Free.

Where: Julian C. Madison Building, 3rd Floor, Bamboo Coworking space. 1420 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 (Not to be confused with the Maddison building or the M@dison building)  


--Jack Cheng is the author of, See You in the Cosmos, 2017, a novel for young adults, from Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He is currently working on another novel for young readers.

--Anna Clark is the author of the forthcoming nonfiction The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy, April 2018, from Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt. She was also the author of Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden, 2015, from The History Press, and editor of the collection A Detroit Anthology, 2014, from Belt Publishing.

--Aaron Foley is the Author of the nonfiction How to Live in Detroit without being a Jackass and is the editor of the collection The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, 2017, both from Belt Publishing.

--Rose Hackman is a journalist for the Guardian and recently signed a deal with Harper Wave, an imprint of Harper Collins, for a yet unnamed nonfiction book on emotional labor.

--Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet and playwright, and most recently the author of thriller novel August Snow, 2017, from SoHo Press, distributed by Penguin Random house.  

-- Moderator Drew Philp is the Author of the memoir A $500 House: Rebuilding an Abandoned House and an American City, 2017, From Scribner Books. 

--Clarence Young, better known to his readers as the science-fiction writer Zig Zag Claybourne, is the author of numerous books including most recently The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan, 2016.

Earlier Event: January 22
How to Execute Your Idea
Later Event: January 24
Be Investable Lunch Session