Reminder and Update: Scott Turow, Robert K. Massie, and Others to Speak on the History and Future of the Professional Author
Issue No. 482 - December 10, 2012

The Copyright Office is pleased to host a Copyright Matters discussion about the history and future of the professional author on December 11 at 3 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. The event will occur on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of The Authors Guild, the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests. It will feature Guild president and author Scott Turow as the keynote speaker. Other speakers include author and past Guild president Robert K. Massie; John Y. Cole of the Library's Center for the Book; book market analyst Peter Hildick-Smith of the Codex Group; author Louisa Thomas; and author and Guild board member Monique Truong. Also present will be guest authors Roy Blount, Jr., Katherine Neville, Mary Pope Osbourne, Nick Taylor, and others. The event is free and open to the public. See