Monday, April 9, 2012

Calling All BIOgraphers

I'm proud to be part of BIO, the Biographers International Organization, and to share the official news of our third annual conference. It'll take place on the campus of USC in Los Angeles, May 18-20. In attendance will be writers, researchers, librarians, editors, agents, and others interested in the art and craft of biography. But it won't be a huge, overwhelming confab. Instead, our conference is the kind where you can meet, with a handshake, most of the people who attend. We're expecting 200 or so attendees. For me it'll be a first-time visit to L.A.

Some highlights:
* Optional Friday tours of the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture and Arts, the UCLA Film & TV Archive, and/or the Huntington Library
* Saturday panels featuring writers, publishers, media specialists, and agents
* Sunday Master Classes for writers on YA nonfiction, literary biography, alternatives to traditional pubishing, and how to make research more manageable.

Whether you're a writer, a biography buff, a movie-lover, or just someone who likes being around friendly, creative people—-this conference will be memorable.

Go here to find out more and register: