The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) presents:
How Literary Festivals Work: Programming Demystified for Writers and Publishers
Sponsored by The Literary Press Group of Canada
Free, February 19, 2016, 4 p.m. Auditorium, Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, QC, H3X 1X4
Festival appearances can boost a writer’s profile, but to successfully pitch an author, writers and publishers need to understand a literary festival’s programming priorities. Rarely, though, are there opportunities for writers and publishers to discuss festival planning with decision makers.
In this exclusive panel discussion, Vancouver Writers Fest Artistic Director Hal Wake and Blue Metropolis Director of Programming Gregory McCormick will outline what makes a modern, thriving literary festival, and how authors and book publishers fit into their programming. Moderated by Montreal-based writer and editor Christopher DiRaddo, the panelists will discuss their vision as literary festival directors, and also provide tips for how authors can maximize their chances of being invited.
All are welcome. Please RSVP to admin[at]aelaq.org by February 15, 2016.