Wendy Corsi Staub & Lucia Macro
Writers @ Work Welcomes New York Times-bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub and HarperCollins Executive Editor, Lucia Macro Nov. 9–13, 2017
See Upcoming Events page above for more information, event details, and biographical information about Staub and Macro.
Wendy Corsi Staub and Lucia Macro
NYT–BESTSELLING AUTHOR WENDY CORSI STAUB AND HARPERCOLLINS EXECUTIVE EDITOR LUCIA MACRO RETURN TO SUNY FREDONIA TO DISCUSS CAREERS IN PUBLISHING AND BEYOND
Dunkirk, New York, native, SUNY Fredonia alumna (English, 1986), and New York Times–bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub will return to campus November 9–13, 2017 for a series of free public events, including a craft talk, student workshop, master class, open office hours, a book-launch reception, and several book signings. Staub will be accompanied by her editor, Lucia Macro, an executive editor at HarperCollins. Their residency, organized by Writers @ Work: An Alumni Writers-in-Residence series, will coincide with the hardcover release of Staub’s Dead of Winter, the third installment of her Lily Dale mystery series.
Staub will be participating in several book signings on- and off-campus for both Dead of Winter and her Spring 2017 release in the Mundy’s Landing series, Bone White. In addition, she and Macro will offer a public talk on real and imagined WNY settings inspiring Staub’s fiction; a career workshop (for seniors of all disciplines); a master class (on working with an editor); and open office-hours, when SUNY Fredonia students can drop in for professional tips and a cup of coffee.
All events are free and open to the public. A schedule of events follows below:
Thursday, November 9
4:00–5:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Wendy and Lucia, Fenton Hall, Room 127.
Staub and Macro will hold informal office hours for students. Students will be able to drop in for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to discuss their own writing (if submitted in advance), the publishing trade, working with an editor, and much more.
6:00–8:00 p.m.: “From Mundy’s Landing to Lily Dale: Where Fact Meets Fiction,” Public Talk (Williams Center, S204 ABC) and Book-Launch Party/Signing (Williams Center, S204 ABC; Pucci Room).
Staub and Macro will present a public talk about how real and fictional WNY locations have inspired Staub’s fiction. The talk will be followed by a book-launch reception and signing for Dead of Winter and Bone White. Professor Emeritus Malcolm Nelson will introduce Staub and Macro.
Friday, November 10
12:00–1:00 p.m.: Appearance on High Noon (WDVL, 89.5 FM)
Macro and Staub will be interviewed on the SUNY Fredonia student radio station.
3:00–4:30 p.m.: “You’re Hired!: Landing a Job after Graduation": A Career Workshop for Students of All Majors. Pizza will be served. Fenton Hall, Room 105.
Staub and Macro will present a workshop focused on tips for avoiding common missteps, crafting documents, and evoking a professional image.
6:00–8:00 p.m.: Book-Launch and Signing. Pucci’s, 112 West Main Street, Fredonia, NY.
Staub will hold a book signing featuring her newly released novel, Dead of Winter (November 7, 2017), the third installment of her Lily Dale mystery series.
Saturday, November 11
10:00–11:00 a.m.: Open House, King Concert Hall, Rockefeller Arts Center.
Staub and Macro will be among the featured speakers addressing accepted and prospective students and their parents during an Open House event sponsored by the Admissions office.
2:00–4:00 p.m.: Book-Launch and Signing, FSA Bookstore, University Commons.
Staub will hold a book signing featuring her newly released novel, Dead of Winter, the third installment of her Lily Dale mystery series, and Bone White, the final title in her Mundy’s Landing trilogy.
Monday, November 13
1:00–3:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Wendy and Lucia, Fenton Hall, Room 127.
Staub and Macro will hold informal office hours for students. Students will be able to drop in for a cup of coffee and for an opportunity to discuss the craft of writing and careers in either the creative world or corporate publishing world.
5:00–7:00 p.m.: “Crafting Stories, Crafting Relationships”: A Master Class on Writing Fiction and Working with an Editor. Refreshments will be served. Science Center 105, Kelly Family Auditorium.
Staub and Macro will talk about their working relationship, how a manuscript becomes a finished book, and the difficulties and triumphs that inevitably happen along the way.