An editor & an agent tell all
Saturday, December 3, 2011
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville. (Good all-day parking on Water Street, just north of the rear of the library, across from the Burloak Canoe Club. 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 Ali McDonald is a literary agent with The Rights Factory, a boutique agency that deals in intellectual property rights for entertainment products, including books, comics & graphic novels, film, television, and video games.
Ali McDonald specializes in children's literature of all kinds, ranging from novelty board books, picture books, early readers, and chapter books, to middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys working primarily with debut authors, but also has the distinguished pleasure of co-representing big stars of Canadian literature, including Mariko Tamaki and David Glimour, in their kidlit works. Ali is open to anything, building her list on strong voices with original stories.
Read more about The Rights Factory here.
Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance
or $42.48 + 13% hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See Brian Henry's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Peterborough, Kingston, Orangeville, Barrie, Sudbury, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.