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CANCELED - Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

The 6th Annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference provides Latino writers with access to published Latino authors as well as agents and editors who have a proven track record of publishing Latino books. The conference will include craft workshops, agent/editor panel, how to get publishing panel, and a pitch slam, where participants can pitch their projects to agents. The keynote speaker is Veronica Chambers.

Veronica Chambers is a prolific author and journalist, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl, the young adult novel, The Go-Between and The New York Times Bestseller Yes Chef, which was co-authored with chef Marcus Samuelsson. She is the editor of The Meaning of Michelle: 17 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own. She was a culture writer at Newsweek, an editor at The New York Times Magazine and the founding editor of Condé Nast’s Glam Latina. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, her work often reflects her Afro-Latina heritage.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and Las Comadres.  

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia


General Public


Writing and Literature


Schools of Public Engagement, Creative Writing Program






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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.