Join us to learn the secrets of publishing with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro.
About our panelists:
Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor, freelances for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Salon, Tablet, The Forward, Elle, Marie Claire, Oprah, Wired and The New Yorker online. She's the national bestselling author/coauthor of 13 books her family hates, including Unhooked, Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up, The Bosnia List and The Byline Bible. She and her scriptwriter husband, a New York University professor, live in Greenwich Village, where she teaches her popular "instant gratification takes too long” classes at The New School, NYU, Columbia University, and private online classes. Follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet and Instagram @Profsue123.
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, poet, and scholar focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at PBS NewsHour, NBC AsianAmerica, PRI GlobalNation, AngryAsianMan, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, is a member of IS/LAND Asian American performance collaborative, and has a book of poetry, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, Wayne State University Press. Franceskaihwawang.com @fkwang
Aaron Foley's reporting and writing on Detroit, blackness, and queerness has appeared in This American Life, Jalopnik, the Atlantic, CNN, several anthologies, and the PBS NewsHour, where he is currently a senior digital editor. A Detroit native, the city's first appointed chief storyteller, and a former magazine editor, he is the author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass and editor of The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook. He currently lives in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His debut novel is Boys Come First.
Justin Brouckaert, literary agent
Secrets of Publishing Panel with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro | Sidetrack Bookshop