Catch up on past publishing-focused workshops led by agents, editors and authors who are all focused on promoting marginalized voices to publication.
Writing Paths: Author + Agent Chat
with Olivia Abtahi and Jim McCarthy
Join us for a chat between debut YA author Olivia Abtahi and her rockstar agent Jim McCarthy about their path to connecting and the path of Olivia’s first published novel, Perfectly Parvin - a BuzzFeed Highly Anticipated 2021 Release.
Writing Paths is a workshop series promoting marginalized voices to publication.
Check out extra tips from Jim and Olivia on our blog.
[margins.] community programming:
Q&A with St. Martin's Press Editor Sylvan Creekmore
A chat between Bunmi Ishola of The Word and Sylvan Creekmore, editor at St. Martin's Press (and one of our mentors from our annual Editor-Writer mentorship program!)
The Lit Agency & You:
Q&A with Angie Hodapp and Hannah VanVels
A Q&A on all things lit agency: querying, working with an agent, what to expect in the pub process,
featuring Angie Hodapp (Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary) and Hannah VanVels (Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary).
Traditional Publishing 101 with Sandhya Menon
Join NYT-bestselling author Sandhya Menon as she answers the question: I finished my manuscript, now what do I do? Writing Paths is a workshop series supporting marginalized voices to publication.
WHITE SPACE featuring Jennifer De Leon
in conversation with Lupita Aquino
Jennifer De Leon is author of the Young Adult novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From and the essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in dozens of literary journals such as Iowa Review, Brevity, Guernica, and more, and is a GrubStreet instructor and board member. To learn more about her work, visit: or follow her @jdeleonwriter.
Lupita Aquino--better known as Lupita Reads--is the co-founder and moderator for LIT on H St Book Club hosted at Solid State Books and is a passionate reader active in both the local and online book community through her Instagram blog- @Lupita.Reads. She is also a book curator fr BESE media and a columnist for the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Lit & Film, a discussion with authors
Steven Dunn and Olivia Abtahi
In our Denver Debuts In-conversation series:
Lit & Film, a discussion with Steven Dunn, author of Potted Meat, with debut Olivia Abtahi, author of the upcoming Perfectly Parvin. Watch to hear Steven chat about the transformation of his words to screen with Olivia, a filmmaker whose storytelling crosses mediums.
Denver Debuts In-conversation:
Bobby LeFebre with debut author
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre chats with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández about his book Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants.