Secrets of Publishing Panel with literary agent Justin Brouckaert, authors Aaron Foley and Frances Kai-Hwa, and moderated by author Susan Shapiro

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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 UnhookedFive 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.

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Books: 
The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks By Susan Shapiro, Peter Catapano (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Susan Shapiro, Peter Catapano (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781440353680
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Writer's Digest Books - August 21st, 2018

World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story By Kenan Trebincevic, Susan Shapiro (Illustrator), Susan Shapiro Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358439875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - July 27th, 2021

The Forgiveness Tour: How To Find the Perfect Apology By Susan Shapiro Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781510762718
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse - January 12th, 2021

Boys Come First By Aaron Foley Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781953368256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belt Publishing - May 31st, 2022

How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass By Aaron Foley Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belt Publishing - October 2nd, 2018

The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook By Aaron Foley (Editor) Cover Image
By Aaron Foley (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780998904139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belt Publishing - August 21st, 2017

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids (Made in Michigan Writers) By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780814349410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wayne State University Press - March 1st, 2022

Love Stories: And Other Love Stories By Justin Brouckaert Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781950987115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Long Day Press - April 13th, 2021