Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Mary Vigliante Szydlowski
Performer name: Mary Szydlowski
Phone: 5184533613
Mailing address: 37 Normanside Dr.
Albany, NY 12208
E-mail address: maszyd@aol.com
Website: http://www.maryviglianteszydlowski.com
Performer's agent: None
Previous appearances at:
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 03/17/2013

Records  1-4 of 4
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Web Resources for Writers Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Discussion of the resources available to writers on the Internet including: identification of writing scams; info on various writing organizations; names and specialties of literary agents; publisher's listings, the books they print, and the names of their editors; locating specific markets for your work; using writer's guidelines and theme lists; locating research and reference materials; literary magazines and e-zines; finding writers' support and critique groups on the web; freelance jobs and getting published, etc.
$351- $500
Writing to Sell Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Participants will receive an overview of the publishing industry. They will learn how to use a variety of reference materials to locate markets for their work. We'll discuss the types of rights publishers buy, copyright law, forms of payment, manuscript format, contracts, etc. We'll talk about the importance of revising and editing manuscripts for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Participants will learn how to write a query letter. They'll also learn about web resources for writers. We'll also talk about what to do if your manuscript is rejected.
$351- $500
Where do stories come from? From an idea to the printed page. Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Explains how an idea is transformed into a story and how that becomes a book or magazine piece. The audience will see how notes on scraps of paper become the 1st draft of a story. We'll discuss drafts and rewrites. We'll talk about what editors do and who comes up with the illustrations. And finally how the words and pictures become a story in a magazine or a children's book. We'll use 3 of my published children's books and some of my children's stories as examples.
$201- $350
Writing to Sell- A Student Writing Program Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
Participants will receive an overview of the publishing industry. They will learn how to research possible markets for their work and how to use reference materials and writer's guidelines. We will cover the rights publishers buy, copyright, forms of payment, manuscript format, etc. We will review the basics of writing: plot, character, pace, and dialogue. We will also discuss plagerism, redundancy, etc. Students will identify a publisher they would like to submit their work to. They will prepare a draft manuscript (following the publisher's guidelines for word count,topic, etc.) and read it to the group. Participants will discuss the story's strengths and weaknesses and offer constructive suggestions for improvement. The student will then prepare a final copy of the story, revising and editing the manuscript for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Students will write a query letter to accompany their manuscript and then mail it out to the publisher of their choice.
$501- $1000
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