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Literary Publishing Contracts for Writers (Literary Series 4)

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Moving Arts Theatre, 1822 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027


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With Jonathan Kirsch, Esq.

This intensive workshop will show writers what to look for--and look out for--in the "fine print" of the various contracts that book, magazine, and newspaper writers will encounter in author-publisher, author-agent, and writer collaboration agreements.

Jonathan Kirsch practices law as owner of Law Offices of Jonathan Kirsch; his clients include book, magazine, newspaper, audio, video and electronic publishers, authors, agents, distributors, designers, artists and photographers, among other publishing industry businesses and professionals. Jonathan is general counsel for the Independent Book Publishers Association, which presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award for Special Achievement in Publishing in 1994. Jonathan writes and lectures on legal topics relating to the publishing industry for many publishing industry associations and legal programs. In addition to his legal career, Jonathan is the author of twelve books, including two novels and two books on publishing law. He has contributed book reviews to the Los Angeles Times for more than thirty years, and appears as a commentator and guest host on NPR affiliates KCRW-FM and KPCC-FM in Southern California. He also serves on the adjunct faculty of New York University’s Professional Publishing Program. Jonathan is a member of the Authors Guild and the National Book Critics Circle, and served as chair of the non-fiction judging panel for the National Book Awards in 2003. He has served three terms as President of PEN USA and continues to serve on its Advisory Council.

Free parking is available on Hyperion Ave. after 8pm, on Griffith Park Blvd., and in the small lot directly across the street from the theatre.

This workshop was made possible, in part, by support provided by the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the California Community Foundation.



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