(PRWEB) October 11, 2004
A public forum on how to publish your book after you've finished the manuscript will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at the Lafayette Grill, located at 54-56 Franklin Street, in lower Manhattan (between Broadway & Lafayette Street).
Organized by the New York Chapter of the National Writers Union, this forum will begin with a reception at 6pm, followed by an open discussion with book authors John Gorman, Jennifer Lawler, and Charles Patterson, all veteran NWU members, and moderated by the newly elected co-chair of the New York Steering Committee, poet Louis Reyes Rivera.
After the MSS: Publishing Your Book is the first of a series of forums the New York chapter plans to offer both members and non-members alike. The Lafayette Grill, located just three blocks south of Canal Street, whose owner, Dino Bakakos, has been a staunch supporter of the NWU's local chapter, is hosting the affair and offering a cash bar and dinner for interested participants.
John Gorman is a freelance journalist and professor of German literature. His historical novel, King of the Romans, published in electronic format, was a finalist in the 2000 Eppie awards, which he describes as "e-publishing's equivalent of the Oscar."
Jennifer Lawler (Dojo Wisdom; Dojo Wisdom for Writers) is co-chair of NWU's Books Division and a martial arts instructor who also teaches e-courses on writing and getting published.
Charles Patterson is the author of 10 books and a 20-year NWU vet, now teaching "The Book Inside You" at CUNY/Hunter.
The suggested donation for this affair is $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and for those who join the National Writers Union on October 20 will be permitted free access to the forum, courtesy of the New York chapter. All members of the NWU who plan to attend are encouraged to bring copies of their books for general display. As well, copies of Between The Lines, the NWU's Freelance Writers' Guide, and copies of books by the panelists will also be made available. For information regarding the Lafayette Grill, call 212 732-4449. The numbers 4, 5, J, M trains to Brooklyn Bridge will leave you roughly four short blocks south of Franklin. To reserve, call 212 561-1742.