Monday, June 26
7:30 - 9:30PM
The Falcon Theater
636 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY
doors open at 7:00
What Do Writers Have to Fear?
Writers' traditional fears have been around for centuries: poor sales, poor recognition, scathing rejection, and strictly posthumous recognition of their genius. (Well, maybe that last one isn't feared—it can be a backup plan.)
But new fears have surfaced of late that feel more challenging and transformative. Will AI and chatbots undercut human writers and creativity? Can anyone ever become a successful writer when more than 2 million new titles (not a typo) are published every year? How can writers compete with the likes of TikTok, Snapchat, Netflix, and the latest funny cat videos?
Jane will speak to both old and new fears and how writers can thrive in the future—any future.
All proceeds from this event will support the mission of the Queen City Book Bank.
The mission of QCBB:
We are proud to work in tandem with our community to champion the development of literacy through tutoring, little free libraries, literacy outreach and guaranteeing book access for all of our neighbors.
Jane Friedman has 25 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, a paid newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for Writer’s Digest and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2023, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World; her newsletter was awarded Media Outlet of the Year in 2020.
Jane’s latest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), which received a starred review from Library Journal. Publishers Weekly said that it is “destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers.”
In collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing.
In addition to being a professor with The Great Courses, Jane’s expertise has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and many other outlets. She offers a free newsletter, Electric Speed, published since 2009, that has more than 25,000 subscribers. Her paid newsletter, The Hot Sheet, has more than 2,200 subscribers. Visit Jane's website.
There are two ticketing options available for this event.
You may purchase a ticket to the event for $25.00 or purchase a ticket plus the book "The Business of Being a Writer " for $50.00.
Jane will be signing books purchased at the $50.00 ticket level.
Please note: There will not be books available for sale the night of the event.
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Queen City Book Bank (QCBB). You can learn more about QCBB and their work to get books into the hands of under-resourced children on their website.
Unable to attend the event?
If you would still like to support the Queen City Book Bank you can do so here.
If you would like to purchase a copy of The Business of Being a Writer you can do so here. Proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Queen City Book Bank.
To learn more about the Cincinnati Fiction Writers group visit their Meetup Page or Facebook Group page.