For all those writing folks out there who live in the NY area, there is a big writing seminar hosted/held by Publishers Weekly to"guide aspiring writers through everything they need to know about the business of getting their books published." The seminar will take place on Monday, September 22nd at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from 9 AM to 6 PM. Wally Lamb is the keynote speaker.
In addition the seminar, you can send in your proposal or part of your manuscript in advance and one writer will be selected to be featured in an upcoming PW which is probably the most enticing part of the seminar. Click here for more information