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Wednesday, March 25 • 2:40pm - 3:25pm
The power and necessity of author care in today’s publishing climate

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Navigating the publishing terrain can be tricky for authors and for various reasons. This presentation will not only speak to what author care looks like, but we will empower organizations to create their own tools for authors while reducing burnout. Publishers will be encouraged to look at their current processes and resources and find ways to redirect where the energy and time is spent.
We will attempt to answer the following:
  • What can we offer authors and how do we do it? 
  • Why is author care needed? 
  • How do we know what our authors need?
  • How do we address our assumptions?
  • How do we manage expectations (authors and our own)?
  • What do we owe to authors, ourselves, and our community?
  • How can we ensure the relationship between authors and publishers is cooperative instead of adversarial

Speakers
avatar for Chelene Knight

Chelene Knight

Founder, Breathing Space Creative
Chelene Knight is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award, and long-listed for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her essays have appeared in multiple Canadian and American... Read More →
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Cynara Geissler

Director of Marketing and Publicity, Arsenal Pulp Press
Cynara is the director of marketing and publicity at Arsenal Pulp Press, a leading Canadian independent book publisher the operates in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations... Read More →


Wednesday March 25, 2020 2:40pm - 3:25pm EDT
CR3 (ground floor)

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