Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Outfit: Slice Magazine Literary Conference

I attended Slice Magazine's Literary Conference this past weekend in Brooklyn. I went two years and was excited when I had the chance to go again on a scholarship. A bunch of other City College MFA students also went, so it was nice seeing friendly faces there. It was a two-day conference with panels about self-publishing, finessing your query letter to agents, about what it's like to have a book deal, and so much more. 

There were many authors, agents, and editors in attendance, but the one name that most people know is Francine Prose. She's published numerous novels and non-fiction works, but her most well-known is Reading Like A Writer, After, and Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife. It was so wonderful hearing her talk about characters; she talks so fluidly that you can tell from the first sentence she spoke that she is a writer. 

Plus, Francine Prose is pretty bad ass! In response to a question about women juggling so many things, her response was that a woman can do anything she wants, and that women shouldn't feel bad about writing when they have other things to do. If writing is important to you, make it important. She acknowledged that life would be different if her name was Bill, but that doesn't mean she can't do the same things as a man. Hear, hear, Francine!

Anyway, I wore this blazer, these shoes, and the watch to brighten up and add interest to a plain t-shirt and jeans outfit. I wanted to be comfortable since I knew I would be sitting all day. 
Blazer: Uniqlo (gift from dad) | Tee: Walmart (old) | Jeans: American Eagle 
Flats: Betsy Johnson via T.J. Maxx | Necklace: gift | Watch: Feral (via giveaway)

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23 comments:

  1. Scholarship.. WOW.. Loved your hot pink blazer...
    Ur watch us so nice, very unique.
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  2. I bet you learned a lot from the conference and it must've been so neat to hear that author speak! Love the pink accents in your outfit :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  3. Sounds like a great conference! Love the pink blazer :)

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. Your outfit is so pretty! I love a big pop of color. <3

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  5. super cute!!!! let's please get together on thursday :) i need to text you about yesterday! hope you had an absolutely lovely weekend at the conference and i can't wait to hear more about it! xo

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  6. Yes, we definitely have to get together!! :)

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  7. Thanks, Annie! It was a wonderful conference!

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  8. Thanks, Sharon! I'm going to post on Friday about what I learned!

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  9. First of all, that conference sounds amazing! I've really been wanting to go to some more events like that, so I'm always excited to hear about others! And I'm such a sucker for blazers, and yours is super cute!

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  10. Sounds like fun!! I love your bright blazer!


    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechicblog.com

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  11. i love that blazer!

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  12. I would use the money for bills.

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  13. I'm doing a post on Friday about what I learned at the conference, so hopefully you'll find it interesting. Thanks!!

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  14. Pink tones suit you so well! Wear them more often!

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  15. Lovely outfit! I love the pink blazer.

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