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What Editors Want

A look behind the curtain at how editors review and select submissions: things they look for in a strong submission, things that put them off, how to format and present your work, and how to appear professional throughout the process. We’ll go over authors’ tools for tracking and timing submissions, look at standard formatting, and …

Readers are Leaders

Got more books than you can read? Attend this panel of book lovers to find out how they get so much reading done, what kinds of things you can do to step up your game, and discuss the benefits reading brings to our lives. This panel will be hosted by Rebecca Zornow of ConquerBooks.com, a …

Bite-sized Science Fiction

Celebrate Science Fiction with librarian and host Richie Zaborowske! Take one-part late night talk show, mix it with a Literature 101 lecture and host it inside the rambunctious Mos Eisley Cantina, “Bite Sized Science Fiction” is perfect for word lovers of all ages. Featuring trivia, prizes, short stories, and other literary hijinx! Get ready for …

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Creative Genius

J.R.R. Tolkien left an indelible mark on fantasy literature. Join William Fliss, curator of Marquette University’s renowned Tolkien manuscript collection, for a fast paced and engaging journey through the creative genius of this immensely influential fantasy author. Along the way, Fliss will describe Tolkien’s creative process, referencing manuscripts from Marquette’s collection to tell the fascinating …