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Monday, February 17 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Writing and Publishing in the Modern World: So You've Written a Book. Now What?

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As a late-blooming author whose first novel, Lily Steps Out, took five years to write and another seven years to publish, I know something about getting a book into print. This talk will include my meeting with Joyce Carol Oates, the query letter, and finding an agent, editor, and cover artist. My twelve-year journey to publication led Newsday's Act II section to write a feature called "Published and Proud" in July 2012. "Rita Steps Out" was featured in the Times Ledger in August 2012.


Rita Plush

Rita Plush holds a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Queens College. Her novel, Lily Steps Out, is the story of empty-nester, Lily Gold, who, sick of making beds and cooking dinners, steps out of the comfortable life she knows, into the business world, much to the mocking... Read More →

Monday February 17, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Springdale II

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