[PAST EVENT] Ferguson Blair Publishing Seminar Day 1

November 4, 2022
1pm - 6pm
Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room
180 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Publishing Seminar Day 1 and Day, November 4 & 5, with photo of books
Publishing Seminar Day 1 and Day, November 4 & 5, with photo of books

The biennial Ferguson Blair Publishing Seminar is an exclusive opportunity to learn about publishing first-hand from alumni and professionals working in the industry in a variety of roles. W&M students and alumni are invited to join for two days of topical panels and networking opportunities with professionals in publishing and related fields.
Whether you are just starting your collegiate career, about to graduate, exploring careers, or just like books, don't miss out on this opportunity (which happens every other year) to learn and connect with alumni and professionals in the exciting world of publishing! 
*This is a two-day event - Friday and Saturday!

The cost to attend is $15 and includes an appetizer reception on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Don't miss this exclusive W&M event! To sign-up, RSVP on TribeCareers for both dates and bring in cash or check for $15 to the Cohen Career Center front desk between business hours of Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm.

Friday, Nov. 4:
(Held at the Cohen Career Center)

1:00 PM - How to Break into the Industry, Career Paths in Publishing & Media
Panelists include:
Christine Johnson '16, Senior Publicist, Crown, Random House, and Hogarth
Katherine Wessbecher '11, Literary Agent, Bradford Literary Agency
Stephen Ryan '19, Publishing Coordinator, Penguin Random House

2:15 PM - Digital and New Media

Panelists include:
Meilan Solly '18, Associate Digital Editor, Smithsonian Magazine
Meagan Cantwell '18, Video Producer, Science Magazine

Abigail Covington '10, Contributing Editor, Esquire Magazine

3:30 PM - Children's Media and YA
Panelists include:
Tommy Gillespie '09, Senior Director Current Series, PBS Kids
Bezawit Yohannes '18, Marketing Coordinator, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Anne Marie Pace '87, Children's Author, Vampirina Ballerina Series & Mouse Calls

4:30 - 6 PM - Networking and Welcome Reception
Appetizers and light refreshments will be served