Chestertown, MD — A cornucopia of fascinating jobs can be found in the realm of editing and publishing—just ask four recent graduates of Washington College. They're returning to their alma mater to present "Fun Jobs Are Not Fiction: How Four Washington College Writers Launched Careers as Media Mavens" at the Rose O'Neill Literary House on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m.
The panel discussion will feature Renee Farrah (Class of '07) of Wildside Press, Laura Greenback ('05) of B'More Live, Peter Knox ('06) of John Wylie & Sons, and Kim Last ('07) of Forbes.com.
Since its founding in 1989, Wildside Press has become one of the industry's leading publishers of science fiction and fantasy. Nominated six times for the World Fantasy Award for publishing excellence, Wildside Press publishes books, magazines and audiobooks in multiple genres, including not only science fiction and fantasy, but mystery, classics and paranormal romance.
B'more Live is Baltimore's new entertainment magazine, web site and mobile homepage. It offers bar and restaurant reviews, live music previews, an events database and features on hot local events.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons is one of the oldest independent publishing companies in the world. It brought forth the works of such 19th-century American literary icons as James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe. Today, Wiley produces books, journals and encyclopedias, in print and electronically, as well as online products and services.
Forbes.com is the online incarnation of Forbesmagazine, one of the premier business and financial journals. In addition to its superlative stock-market coverage, it also is a site filled with the latest information on technology, personal finance and lifestyle.
"Fun Jobs Are Not Fiction" is sponsored by the Maureen Jacoby Endowment in Editing & Publishing and the Rose O'Neill Literary House. Admission is free and open to the public.
March 21, 2008