of Physical Medicine
March 26-28, 2009
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel • Boston, Massachusetts
Publishing Books, Memoirs
and Other Creative Nonfiction
This program is also sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA).
MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Course Directed by
Julie Silver, MD
Are you suffering from a case of
cacoethes scribendi (writer's itch)?
Is your manuscript moribund?
Could your writing use some
editorial intervention, s t a t?
Why this course will turn
you into a successful author:
The course covers the 3 key elements of successful publishing:
1. Writing well
2. Getting published
3. Mastering ethical and effective publicity
The course also provides many opportunities to net-
work and meet publishing professionals who are eager
to connect with course attendees. You can meet the
faculty throughout the course during breaks and in the
Writers’ Workshop - March 26 - 27, 2009
The Writers' Workshop is a wonderful way to learn more
and have your work reviewed and critiqued. This is an
add-on to the course and will fill up quickly so register
early. Each workshop group consists of one publishing
professional (literary agent, editor or writing instructor)
who leads a small group discussion of no more than 10
attendees. We encourage you to bring 10 copies of a
writing sample that you'd like reviewed (this can be an
overview for a book or the first 10 pages of a chapter or
whatever you want).
This is pure fun for brave attendees who have
90 seconds to verbally pitch their book idea to
a panel of publishing professionals. The audi-
ence loves to hear the pitches and it helps
them to understand what works and w