Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Writing the Future at The Writer's Center, March 20

The Writer's Center is pleased to announce a special collaborative event: WRITING THE FUTURE, a one-day, information-packed conference for writers in all genres and media, reporters, editors, and publishers that will explore and explain the transitions and innovations taking place in the literary and publishing worlds.

The panelists and presenters at WRITING THE FUTURE will address technological advancements affecting the ways information is delivered to readers, how the content itself will change, and what writers will need to know to remain relevant in the second decade of the 21st Century—and beyond.

Featured guests at WRITING THE FUTURE include, among many others, Nick Bilton, NY Times technology reporter; Richard Nash, former editor of Soft Skull Press, social visionary, and founder of Cursor; Peter Ginna, senior editor of Bloomsbury Press USA; Jack Sallay, VP of marketing for Vook.com; Carolyn Forche, poet and essayist; Jeff Kleinman, literary agent, Folio Literary Management; Sandra Beasley, poet, essayist; Tom Shroder, former editor, The Washington Post; Dan Sarewitz, Director of Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes; and Lee Gutkind, editor of Creative Nonfiction, and author of Almost Human: Making Robots Think. To view the complete schedule of panels and panelists, click here.
Event: Writing the Future

When: March 20, 8:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. 301.654.8664.

Admission: $90. Admission includes a FREE one-year subscription to the revamped Creative Nonfiction Magazine AND a FREE one-year membership to The Writer's Center. To view the entire conference schedule and to register, click here.

Writing the Future is sponsored by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation and Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, and The Writer’s Center.


Creative Nonfiction has long been the place to go for “true stories, well told.” Now, after 15 years as the leading nonfiction journal in the nation, it’s getting a new look. Following WRITING THE FUTURE there will be a launch party for Creative Nonfiction Magazine! Stay and join Creative Nonfiction and The Writer's Center for this FREE evening event featuring readings by today's best nonfiction writers, free copies of the new magazine, free food and drink, and a chance to talk with Creative Nonfiction's editors.

About The Creative Nonfiction Foundation: The Creative Nonfiction Foundation pursues educational and publishing initiatives in the genre of literary nonfiction. Its objectives are to provide a venue, the journal Creative Nonfiction, for high quality nonfiction prose (memoir, literary journalism, personal essay); to serve as the singular strongest voice of the genre, defining the ethics and parameters of the field; and to broaden the genre's impact in the literary arena by providing an array of educational services and publishing activities.

About The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University: The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The Consortium creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

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