2016 First Book Workshop & Information Session

Modeled after our successful and well-received Grant-Writing Workshops, the morning information session and afternoon workshop are designed to provide real-world instruction both from decision-making editors and from colleagues who have recently published their first book, plus the opportunity to hone your own book proposal.
Because of the advance coordination required for this programming, we ask that you please RSVP before April 15 to attend the information session and/or the proposal workshops.
1) Information session
Friday, April 29, 9:30 am–1:30 pm – lunch provided

9:30–10:30 am
Getting Started: Advice from Series Editors — Kit Wellman, Linda Nicholson, Jean Allman

10:45 am–12:00 pm 
Publishing Your First Book: Perspectives from a University Press — Gillian Berchowitz, director of Ohio University Press

12–1:30 pm (lunch panel)
What Works and What Doesn’t: Lessons Learned from the First Book Experience — Anika Walke, Anca Parvulescu, Dillon Brown and Lerone Martin

2) Book proposal workshop
Friday, April 29, 2–4 pm (part 1) - light refreshments provided
Friday, May 6, 9:30–11:30 am (part 2) - light refreshments provided
Small-group workshopping of book proposals to be submitted to a press. Led by a senior faculty member, participants will give a critical reading of one another's proposals and offer observations at the first meeting. At the second meeting, participants will share their revised proposals.
Proposals to be workshopped are due to the humanities center Friday, April 15. Email the proposal to humapp@artsci.wustl.edu.