11th Annual Mango Writers Conference
The South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) will host its 11th Annual Mango Writers Conference from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th, via Zoom. Cost is $30 a person for students, $50 for SFWA members and $70 for non-members. To register, visit https://www.southfloridawriters.org/conference.
This year’s theme is Publishing: Beyond the Manuscript, and includes a dynamic lineup, featuring industry experts, speaking on a variety of subjects pertinent to writers in every phase of their journey, no matter the genre.
The full schedule includes Keynote Speaker Mitchell Kaplan, Owner of Books & Books, and Co-Founder of the Miami Book Fair. Kaplan, who is also Partner with The Mazur Kaplan Company, will discuss bringing books to the screen, both film and television.
Ann Leslie Tuttle, Literary Agent with Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett in New York, will help authors determine “How To Target the Right Literary Agent for You.” Mark Dunn, Executive VP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of the Baha Mar resort in Nassau, Bahamas, will talk through contract negotiation and intellectual property law, as it relates to authors and publishing. And Christopher Jenkin, CEO, CTO, and chief designer with gotcha! a digital design and technology company in Dallas, will teach authors how to promote themselves online without a budget.
“This year’s Mango Writers Conference promises to be both fun and informative,” said Beverly Melasi-Haag, president of the SFWA. “Because our event is virtual, we are able to welcome speakers from the U.S. and beyond. We also encourage writers from all over the world to register for this year’s conference.”
The format is Zoom Webinar, and presentations will include electronic question-and-answer sessions, so that attendees will be able interact with the panelists. Additionally, all paid registrants will receive a password protected link that will allow them to view the webinar for six months post conference date.