Ohmygoodnessimsoexcited! Only 9 more days until Lit Day! If you don't know what Lit Day is, it's one of the LeakyCon 2011 events where some of my favorite authors will speak about writing, editing, and publishing. Some of the speakers I'm most looking forward to hearing are Maureen Johnson, Scott Westerfeld, David Levithan, and John Green. Here are the panels I'll be attending:
How Books Saved My Sanity: Obsessed with books? With fictional characters? Yeah, so were these authors. We get it. This panel supports your addiction and discusses how an intense relationship with reading enhances your life—also, now the new online community of writers and readers is changing the way we read.
With: Cheryl Klein, Libba Bray, John Green, Stephanie Perkins, Lena Roy
Editors: Editors discuss how they go about acquiring and editing YA—how they have to balance their love of a book with the business of publishing. Q&A included.
With: David Levithan, Cheryl Klein, Julie Strauss-Gabel
Moderator: Ally Carter
The Relationship Panel: An author, an agent, and an editor walk into a convention center. This is not a joke - it's actually a panel. Meet two author-agent-editor teams and find out how they work together to produce a book.
Team I: Stephanie Perkins, Kate Schafer-Testerman and Julie Strauss Gabel
Team II: Libba Bray, Barry Goldblatt, David Levithan
Moderator: Rebecca Sherman
Moderator: Robin Wasserman
With: Scott Westerfeld, David Levithan, Libba Bray, John Green, Robin Wasserman, Stephanie Perkins
Moderator: Maureen Johnson
I promise to share everything I learn with you and pictures from the event! Keep checking for updates!