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Writers’ Bash: Benefit for Author
L.A. Banks

July 24th, 2011

This announcement is via Gregory Frost and the Philadelphia Liars Club and is re-posted here to help spread the word. Up and coming writers should take special note of the manuscript critiques offered by professional editors.

Writers’ Bash: Benefit for Author L.A. Banks
Saturday, August 6
7:00pm – 11:30pm
Smokey Joe’s Bar
208 S. 40th Street (University City)
Philadelphia, PA

Join the Liars Club and tons of authors, editors and creative folk at Smokey Joe’s bar in University City on the University of Pennsylvania Campus at this Writers’ Bash, a networking party filled with fun, chances to win raffles and to bid on red-hot stuff like top literary agent critiques!

Cost: $20, $10 for students with college I.D.

Proceeds go toward the expenses of ill author and Liars Club member Leslie Esdaile Banks (L.A. Banks), who is battling a rare cancer.

*Can’t come but still want to donate to Leslie’s medical needs? Go to /?p=1958 and scroll to the donation button*

At the Writers’ Bash, enjoy music and munchies, discounted drinks ($2 beers and $3 wines), and for the adventurous, the bar will be selling a special drink called “The Vamp,” dedicated to Banks and her popular Vampire Huntress novels.

You can also participate in a 50/50, in inexpensive basket raffles, and in our impressive silent auction. This will definitely be one red-hot meetup.

*for most current list, visit /?page_id=1947

2 premium tickets to Jersey Boys on Broadway, plus a backstage tour and poster signed by the cast.

Manuscript critiques by the following agents:
– Jennifer DeChiara of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency: full ms. read, plus critique given by phone
– Rebecca Strauss, McIntosh and Otis Literary Agency: 45 page ms. critique
– Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency
– Celeste Fine, Folio
– Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger

Manuscript critiques by the following editors:
– Rose Hilliard, Editor, St. Martin’s Press
– Jennifer Heddle, Senior Editor, Pocket Books
– Ginjer Buchanan, Editor in Chief, Ace/ROC

Signed books by the following authors:
– New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris
– New York Times bestseller Heather Graham
– New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon

Writer’s Conference Scholarships:
– Push to Publish Conference, offered by Philadelphia Stories, Rosemont College, October 15th

Self-publishing Services:
– Convert your manuscript to ebook for Kindle, Nook and Smashwords, and design your Print on Demand interior text, offered by 52 Novels ($650 value)
– Manuscript layout for the internal book for someone who wants to do Print on Demand through Createspace, offered by Cheryl Perez ($200 value)

…and much, much more. So spread the word, bring your friends, and join the Liars Club to hoist a cold one for Leslie. It’ll be a blast. Honest!

Update: L.A. Banks passed away on August 2, 2011. See the article in Locus Online.

Posted on: Sunday, July 24th, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Categories: General.

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