Join us for the 2023 Publishing Symposium!

Join us via Zoom as we welcome three successful publishing/writing professionals, two of them Miami alumni, who will discuss the publishing process in one of our most popular events of the year. Wednesday March 1st at 730pm, register via the QR code or this link: zoom registration

It should be especially interesting for English majors, writers and people interested in a career in publishing, as well as book lovers interested in insights into the contemporary literary landscape. 

Annual Publishing Symposium – 

Wed. March 1st at 7:30 PM

Featuring Alex Rice, Katie McKee, and Beth Weeks

Alex Rice is an Agent in the Books department at the leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). She is based in the New York office, and works across all departments to create publishing opportunities for the agency’s clients, with a focus on women’s and commercial fiction, pop culture and criticism, and young adult and middle grade across all genres.  Alex graduated from Miami University Ohio with a degree in English Literature.

Katie McKee is the Assistant Director of Publicity and Literary Fiction Specialist at Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Over her 18 years at Putnam, she has worked on over 100 New York Times bestsellers, including WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens, BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty, THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin, THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones, Jr., and SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

Beth Weeks received her MFA from Miami University in Ohio. Her fiction has most recently appeared in The Write Launch, Barren Magazine, and Rivet Journal. She is a recipient of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant, and was a finalist for the Hudson Prize and Launch Pad Prose Competition. Her work has been supported by the Tin House Workshop and New York State Summer Writers Institute. She recently founded OFIC, a quarterly literary magazine and independent press. Currently she is working as a freelance editor and writing coach.