Conference Schedule

Day 1, Friday, October 25, 2019 — Panels and Presentations

9:00–9:50 AM

Check in, gather, mingle, get excited

9:50–10:00 AM

Welcome from Gotham President Alex Steele

10:00–11:15 AM

The Writer’s View: If I Can Do It, You Can Too
a panel of three writers discussing their path to publishing a book

11:25–12:15 PM

Embracing Rejection
a presentation by Kim Liao on the importance of rejections on the path to success

12:25–1:15 PM

Weike Wang
the award-winning author of Chemistry discusses her writing journey

1:15–2:45 PM

Lunch, you get your own

2:45–4:00 PM

The Agent’s View: What We Talk About When We Talk About You
a panel of three agents discussing how they pick clients

4:10–5:00 PM

The Agent Game Show
a panel of three agents answer tricky questions that will enlighten and entertain

5:00–6:30 PM

Happy hour, with free drinks and snacks

Day 2, Saturday, October 26, 2019 — Pitching Roundtables

10:00–11:00 AM

Check in, gather, meet the other participants, get really excited

11:00–1:00 PM

Group Session 1
the agents go over each participant’s query letter

Genre Fiction table

Mainstream/Literary Fiction table 1

Mainstream/Literary Fiction table 2

Middle Grade/Young Adult table

Nonfiction table

1:00–2:30 PM

Lunch, you get your own

2:30–4:30 PM

Group Session 2
the agents go over each participant’s first two pages

4:30–4:40 PM

Well wishes from Gotham President Alex Steele