When we write a memoir, our stories reveal what happened behind the closed and private doors of personal life. This can create legal questions and issues and you as the writer/author will need to solve. This teleseminar with literary attorney Robert Pimm will help to give you the tools to understand how to protect yourself and those you write about in your story.
The teleseminar is about general information and will not be able to cover any specific questions about your own book or your own legal issues. Robert will not offer legal advice as part of the presentation or questions, but this teleseminar can give you information that will help you learn more about libel, defamation of character and other legal problems inherent in memoir writing so you can make better choices for yourself. You will learn when it’s a good idea to contact a literary attorney for specific advice.
Speaker: Robert Pimm,
Topic: Legal & Ethical Issues in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
Date: Friday April 8, 2011
Session Length: 1 Hour
Cost: FREE–[popup url=”http://www.namw.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/namwtssignup.html”]CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [/popup] and receive call in details via email. Not available for the live call? Be sure to register and we’ll send you a link to stream an audio recording of the mp3 shortly following the call. And if you are an NAMW Member, you’ll have access to each of the audio recordings for each session in mp3 format to download and listen to at your leisure on your computer or portable device!
What you can expect to learn from Robert:
- The legal issues, such a libel, invasions of privacy, and defamation of character, among others, that can arise when revealing personal material.
- Definitions of these terms and how you can be aware of ways you might put yourself in jeopardy in your writing.
- Ways to protect yourself and your writing when your book is complete.
Robert Pimm is an attorney and counselor at law offering special counseling as a literary attorney for creative artists. His law office is in San Francisco. Bob is Chief Learning Officer and Director of Legal Services for California Lawyers for the Arts. C.L.A. is a nonprofit organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and a resource library to creative artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. Bob has authored books, chapters, and numerous articles on legal and business aspects of the book publishing industry including articles about new technologies and the emerging e-book industry. Some examples of his articles include Protection
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