The Marketplace for Ethnic Writers and Writing

The Marketplace for Ethnic Writers and Writing

Monday, Oct 30, 2006

Los Angeles is one of the world’s most culturally-diverse cities. But does that bode well for ethnic writers? Is the market for ethnic writing growing, or not? A multi-cultural panel of writers in a variety of genres will discuss their success stories and the most promising market segments, as well as exploring inter- and intra-cultural conflicts.

Moderator Julio Moran was part of the Los Angeles Times team of reporters, editors, and photographers who won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize For Public Service. The winning work was a 21-part series on Latinos in Southern California. Today, Moran is Executive Director of the non-profit Chicano News Media Association, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism teaching news writing and reporting.

Among the scheduled panelists are:

  • Author and news reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, a Los Angeles-based correspondent for the “Day to Day” show on NPR Public Radio and the author of several books.
  • James Lujan, a distinguished playwright who focuses on Native American themes.