Thursday, November 25, 2010

"How to Get Published," Saturday, February 19, Burlington

An editor & an agent tell all
Saturday, February 19
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Christophers Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington (Map here.)

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Guest speaker Alisha Sevigny has been a literary agent at The Rights Factory for two years and currently represents both adult fiction and non-fiction titles. For fiction she prefers well-written, quirky stories that have great characters and a compelling plot. For non-fiction she loves a good book that contributes meaningfully to society in some way, where the author has either a strong hook or platform for launching their story.

Alisha enjoys finding new talent and many of her clients are debut authors. They include fiction writer Susan Glickman whose first novel, The Violin Lover, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction and was listed by The National Post as one of the best books of 2006. She also represents non-fiction author holistic beauty guru Kristen Ma’s prescriptive non-fiction book, Beauty, Pure and Simple, and The Next Eco-Warriors: The 21st Century Battle to Save the Planet by Emily Hunter.

More about the Rights Factory here.

Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, 3 copies could be helpful.

Fee: $38.94 plus hst = $44 paid in advance
or $42.48 plus hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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