Becoming A Published Author

Join us and our friends at the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia and meet alumni authors and listen to a lively discussion on the creative and practical sides of becoming a published author.

We are going to review each author's work, followed by a Q&A and Networking.

This event is FREE but you must still register to receive the event link.

Paul Alexander Sangillo ‘93CC, ‘96CLS

Specializing in corporate, environmental, health, safety and security issues, Paul Sangillo has been practicing law since 1997. Working for private companies and law firms, he oversees a wide range of litigation, real estate and transactional matters, and he has handled many high profile cases including projects for the Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corporation, and the Newark Housing Authority. In 2008 the New Jersey Law Journal named Paul to its list of Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40.  The Golden Prison is Paul’s first novel, which he decided to write because of the fascinating stories and characters he encountered early in his career. He is currently planning a sequel to The Golden Prison.

Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos ‘02MPH

Stephanie's fiction and comics appear in numerous anthologies and on Webtoon, including soon-to-be-released COVID CHRONICLES: A Comics Anthology (Graphic Mundi, 2/15/2021). Her prose story “Jean” will be published by Ohio State University Press in August 2021 in Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology.  Many of her works have benefitted efforts such as #GetUsPPE; INSIDER ART: Female & Non-Binary Comic Book Retailer Fund; and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.  In Public Health, she been a TEDMED Great Challenge moderator, and helped First Lady Michelle Obama’s team develop her Let’s Move campaign.

About LAACU: The Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) is dedicated to support, promote and channel the academic, social, professional and developmental interests of Columbia's Latino community, both past and present.



February 10, 2021 at 7:30pm - 8:45pm



Alumni Leadership Team


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