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Friday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rock, Rattle & Read: How to Sell and Write a Music Biography

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Rock biographies -- and memoirs -- are hot. Yet, not all subjects pique the interest of publishers. How do you choose your pop-music book topic, then successfully pitch it to an agent and/or publisher? Once you get your book deal, how do you proceed in researching and writing a biography? Learn about the ins and outs of music biographies.

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Holly George-Warren

WriterJackalope PressHolly George-Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, music consultant and producer. She has written more than a dozen books, most recently A Man Called Destruction: The Life & Music of Alex Chilton. Her writing has also been published by Rolling Stone, the... Read More →
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Denise Oswald

Sr EditorHarper CollinsDenise Oswald has been senior editor at It Books / HarperCollins since 2011. Prior to that she oversaw the Faber and Faber list at Farrar, Straus and Giroux for nearly a decade, and more recently served as editorial director of Soft Skull Press. She has published... Read More →
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Parke Puterbaugh

AuthorParke Puterbaugh has been writing about music and other subjects for more than thirty years. He is a former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine and longtime freelancer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, for which he has written exhibit copy and website content... Read More →

Friday March 14, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18D 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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