A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP • OXFORD, MS
Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Overby Center on the Campus of the University of Mississippi
Top Book publicists • award-winning authors • New York Times bestselling authors • top literary agents
Write and Publish Your Book is an intensive two-day workshop designed to do exactly what its simple name suggests - guide you through the entire process of getting a book out into the world, from the earliest stages of the creative process to the final stages of the business end.
Workshop leader and New York Times bestselling author Neil White has been a newspaper editor, magazine publisher, advertising executive, and federal prisoner. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where he operates a small publishing company, writes plays and essays, and teaches memoir writing. His memoir, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, was a finalist in the 2010 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance “Book of the Year” award. In 2010, White won named Outstanding Author of the Year from the Southern Library Association. Barnes & Noble honored White as one of the top three emerging nonfiction authors in America through their Discover Great New Writers program. Foreign language translations of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts have been published in Germany, Croatia, and the Netherlands. Sanctuary was on the Southern Independent bestseller list for nearly four years. White has contributed to The Oxford American, National Geographic, and The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He served as editor of the books The Education of a Lifetime, by Robert Khayat; Mississippians; Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time; and The A Game. He is the publisher of Memphians, A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah, and Samir Husni’s Guide to New Consumer Magazines. White’s clients have included Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, The Yates Companies, University of Princeton Medical Center, Oregon University, UNLV, and Washington State University.
In addition to Neil's guidance, the workshop features guest appearances by industry experts—publicists, editors, designers, and even printers—so participants can understand the publishing world inside and out.
Finally, Write and Publish Your Book is a great place to connect with other writers from around the region—aspiring newcomers as well as old pros—who can offer advice, share war stories, commiserate over failures, and celebrate successes.
Each attendee will receive a copy of workshop materials — 160+ pages of exercises, insider information, publishing secrets, and resources to help bring your book closer to a reality. The materials are not for sale anywhere else. The materials are filled with confidential royalty reports, financial disclosures, and a copy of a book proposal that garnered a six-figure advance.