Monday, April 29, 2013

"How to Get Published," with literary agent Olga Filina, this Saturday, May 4 and "How to Make Yourself Write," Saturday, May 11

Guest speaker Olga Filina
"How to Get Published"
An editor & a literary agent tell all 
This Saturday, May 4, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grace United Church, 350 Grove Street East, Barrie (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 Olga Filina is an associate agent at The Rights Factory. While Olga will read anything that may set her book clubs on fire, she gravitates towards commercial and historical fiction, great genre fiction in the area of romance and mystery, nonfiction in the field of business, wellness, lifestyle and memoir and young adult and middle grade novels with memorable characters. Besides Olga, The Rights Factory has six other literary agents, all looking for authors. More on The Rights Factory here and 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:  $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email

“How to Make Yourself Write”
A creativity workout
Saturday, May 11. 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 
 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

Let's get motivated!
 This workshop is designed to help you find the time and the inspiration to write. No more staring at a blank screen. Come to this workshop and give yourself a kick-start, and then learn how to keep going. This creativity workout will get your words flowing and help you make the breakthrough into the next level of writing.

Fee:  $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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