Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Two great workshops coming soon: How to Get Published with literary agent Sue Miller and How to Make Yourself Write

Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker,
represented by Donaghy Literary Group
How to Get Published
An editor & a literary agent tell all
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 / 4:00 p.m.
Askennonia Senior’s Centre, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, 527 Len Self Blvd, Midland, Ontario (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!
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, three copies could be helpful.
And be sure to bring your elevator pitch! Following the end of the formal workshop at 3:30, Brian Henry will be staying for at least half an hour and helping interested attendees, who didn’t have their queries critiqued earlier, write query letters that will get a yes, while literary agent Sue Miller will be listening to your pitches. Agents come to these events wanting to hear what you’ve got and hoping to find authors they want to represent.
Guest speaker Sue Miller  is a literary agent with the Donaghy Literary Group. The Donaghy Group has five agents to choose from: Stacey Donaghy, Amanda Ayers Barnett, Alex Franks, Valerie Noble, and Sue Miller.Representing New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, they’re focused on commercial fiction and are always interested in new and upcoming talented writers. 
At the workshop, Sue will be standing in for all five agents in the group and giving you her insights from the front lines of the publishing world. 
Sue herself has a special love for romance, young adult, fantasy and literary fiction. Her publishing career began in Toronto working with Fidalgo Books in PR and in sales at Scholastic Canada. This quickly progressed into literary consultations with published and unpublished authors who sought her help in getting their work ready for submission and publication. She has also prepared numerous social media marketing strategies centred on specific author branding. She holds a BA in English from York University along with a Publishing Certificate from Ryerson University.
Sue is seeking to partner with new, diverse voices in all genres of Young Adult fiction, and in Literary, Upmarket and Commercial fiction, and character-driven Romance, including all subgenres except historical. 
Fee: 43.36 + 13% hst = 49 paid in advance or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 at the door
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

The Oakville Public Library presents…
How to Make Yourself Write
A creativity workout
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, 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: 43.36 + 13% hst = 49 paid in advance or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 at the door
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published. 
You can read reviews of Brian's courses and workshops here

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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