You Only Debut Once

Local author Jenny Yacovissi shares some of what she learned in the run up to the release of her first novel, and in the aftermath. Understand why it’s crucial to know your publishing objectives, consider the pros and cons of small press publishing, learn how to make the most of the publication calendar, and find out what a publicist does. Be prepared to make the very most of your launch, because you only get one chance to have a first release.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00 – 9:00
Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

About the Speaker

JennyYacovissiJennifer Bort Yacovissi’s debut novel, Up the Hill to Home, tells the story of four generations of a family in Washington, DC, between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Jenny is a member of PEN/America and the National Book Critics’ Circle, and writes and reviews regularly for the Washington Independent Review of Books. She is the conference chair of the 2017 and 2018 Washington Writers Conference, and serves as the president of the Annapolis chapter of the MWA. You can follow Jenny’s blog at, on Twitter @jbyacovissi and on Facebook: jenniferbortyacovissi

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.