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TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

Reblog: OCT 5: 2nd Annual Latino Writers Conference in NYC ~


About latina Book Club (from their blog):

“The Latina Book Club’s goal is to promote Latino authors and literacy by reading at least one Latino book a month. Thereby broadening our minds and corazones. It’s also an attempt to embrace our Hispanic heritage; make new friends; and have something to read on the subway. Join us! Read Latino!


It’s official!  Las Comadres Para las America, the national Latina organization, will present a day-long conference on October 5, 2013, for Latino writers seeking book publication.

This year’s keynote speaker is Reyna Grande, a National Book Circle Critics Award finalist and winner of the American Book Award and International Latino Book Award.

The Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference will be held at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn. Joining La Comadres as collaborators are AT&T, Scholastic, the National Black Writers Conference, the Center for Black Literature, the Foreign Language Department and the Latino American Association, Adriana Dominguez, and Marcela Landres, with support from the Association of American Publishers.  The conference will help attendees navigate the challenges and opportunities specific to Latino writers.

Scheduled panels will focus on poetry, marketing/publicity, children’s/young adult writing,self-publishing, fiction, and non-fiction as well as craft workshops for adult and children’s books. Two of the more popular sessions are a pitch slam and an agents/editors panel. In addition, writers will have the option to meet one-on-one with agents and editors. Participants currently include:

Erin Clarke, Executive Editor ; Alfred A. Knopf, Books for Young Readers; Adriana Dominguez, Agent, Full Circle Literary; Sulay Hernandez, Senior Editor, Other Press;  Toni Kirkpatrick, Editor, Thomas Dunne Books;  Nancy Mercado, Executive Editor, Roaring Brook Press; Andrea Montejo, Agent, Indent Literary Agency;  Lukas Ortiz, Managing Agent, Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency, Inc.;  Jeff Ourvan, Agent, Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency;  Diane Stockwell, Agent, Globo Libros Literary Management;  Johnny Temple, Publisher, Akashic;  and Stacy Whitman, Publisher, Tu Books.

Registration is now open for the conference at”

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Happy Reading! 🙂

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