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Saturday, May 6 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
8H: Going Public: An Honest Conversation About Publishing Memoir FILLING
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“Write as if no one will read it." "Write as if your loved ones are dead." The writing world is full of liberating adv​ice for aspiring memoirists, designed to help them find freedom on the page. But what happens when you finish your book, it finds a publisher-- and all of a sudden people will read it, including your very much alive loved ones? Join a pair of debut memoirists for a conversation about what to disclose in print, when to keep secrets, and how to write about your family and still live with them afterwards.

**This panel will be co-hosted with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, which will be published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in May 2017. It is also forthcoming from publishers internationally. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Rona Jaffe Award recipient, she has twice been a fellow at both MacDowell and Yaddo. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Oxford American, Iowa Review, and many other publications, and were recognized as... Read More →
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Mike Scalise

Mike Scalise is author of The Brand New Catastrophe (Sarabande Books), which received the 2014 Christopher Doheny Prize from the Center for Fiction. His work has appeared in publications like the New York Times, the Paris Review Daily, the Wall Street Journal, Indiewire, Agni, an... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Cambridge Room