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Saturday, October 26 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Should I Lie on My Bio?

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When writing your bio is it OK to exaggerate your success and not reveal your real age - or will that bite you in the butt down the road? How do you tell your story when you are just starting out and don't have a story yet? 

Moderators
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Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan writes on music, arts and culture. Author of five published titles including Keep on Pushing, Black Power Music From Blues to Hip Hop, she is editing an anthology of San Francisco stories and writing Compared To What, the authorized biography of a classic jazz-protest song. A fourth generation San Franciscan, she is co-founder of the United Booksellers and books the events at Modern Times.

Speakers
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Dean Lofton

Owner, The Lofton Agency
Dean Lofton is a publicist, media consultant and owner of The Lofton Agency, a media and entertainment firm in Austin. She blogs at DeansListAustin.com.
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Lynne Margolis

Freelance Writer
Journalist/bio writer Lynne Margolis has contributed to print, broadcast and online media including the Christian Science Monitor, Paste, Rollingstone.com and NPR affiliates. Current outlets include grammy.com and American Songwriter magazine.
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Jo Rae Di Menno

Owner / Press Agent, Hard Pressed Publicity
Former Director of Publicity for SXSW for 10 years and has worked with the French, Canadian, Dutch, Barbadian and Swedish Music Offices. Past and present clients include Ronnie, Lane, Ian 'Mac' McLagan, True Believers, Shoulders, Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather), Trish Murphy, Tony Scalzo and more.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Marcos