If you’re a fan of YA, general book geekery or an aspiring writer (original or fanfiction!), Ascendio has the programming track for you! The Quill Track will be an entire track of programming (both formal and informal!) dedicated to all things books and writing.
Currently, several authors, all bonafide Harry Potter fans, are confirmed for the Quill Track, including Lev Grossman, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth and Aimee Carter.
We will also have not one, but THREE literary agents who will be in attendance: Carlie Webber of the Jane Rotrosen Agency, Lindsay Ribar of the Sanford J. Greenburger Associates agency, and Joanna Volpe, Vice President of the Nancy Coffey Literary Agency. Carlie, Lindsay and Joanna will all be hosting pitch sessions, as well as leading discussions on the publishing industry and writing.
Here are some of the great things you can look forward to as part of the Ascendio Quill Track:
- “Book club” readings/signings/discussions with YA authors, such as Beth Revis, Veronica Roth & Aimee Carter
- Panel discussions on hot topics in publishing, including commercial publishing vs. self-publishing, LGBTQ in YA, how to get an agent, and more
- Practical presentations by successful fans-turned-published authors on how to go from fanfic to pro writing, as well as how-tos on self-publishing ebooks
- Workshops on writing (fanfic and original) and critiquing
- The opportunity to give a one page pitch & receive feedback from a real live literary agent!
For more info + special guest bios, click here!