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Southborough: “How to Get Published” panel discussion
October 30, 2013
Are you interested in how people write and get published? Do you have a manuscript almost ready to go? Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., an author and literary agent will discuss “How to Get Published.” The panel discussion will be moderated by Southborough resident Sandy Pochapin.
Hopkinton resident Bruce E. Spitzer is the author of Extra Innings, which presents an unusual idea: modern technology brings back baseball legend Ted Williams in the year 2092. What will the “Splendid Splinter” do now?
Spitzer is a public relations executive, magazine editor and columnist. His writing has won awards from the New England Press Association, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Publicity Club of Boston. He is a graduate of Boston University and Rutgers University. Spitzer's is a story of successful self-publishing and what it's like to work with an industry-insider editor.
In contrast, literary agent Katherine Flynn, of the Boston-New York agency Kneerim, Williams and Bloom (KW&B), will provide insight into traditional publishing. Flynn worked at the literary agency of Nicholas Ellison/Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. in New York, where she assisted with authors such as suspense writer Nelson DeMille and the Dexter series author Jeff Lindsay.
Prior to working at KW&B, Flynn worked at the publishing company of Bedford/St. Martin's. She has a degree in History from Johns Hopkins University and pursued her Ph.D. in History from Brown University. She has taught English literature and composition to high school students and has worked in a rare book shop.
She represents History, Biography, Current Affairs, Science, and Pop Culture for non-fiction and both literary and commercial fiction. According to her bio, she “is open to anything that is well-written and contains a good, fresh story.”
This panel is part of the New England Author Series at the Southborough Library this fall, funded by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, a local representative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Call the library at 508-485-5031 for more information.