Saturday, March 13, 2010

“How to Get Published,” Saturday, May 15, Hamilton

An editor and a literary agent tell all
Saturday, May 15
10:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m.
Note: I’ve changed the venue for this workshop. We’re now at:

BizClip, 3rd floor community room
327 King Street East, Hamilton. 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 students get published.

Guest speaker Alisha Sevigny is an associate agent at The Rights Factory and is actively seeking authors to represent. She's open to all kinds of material. “I don’t like people who say, ‘I’m only going to do this,’” she says. “I’m open. I love literary fiction, I love non-fiction. I did a lot of creative non-fiction in university, and I like women’s fiction. Basically, if the writing is good, if the story is good, it does not have to fall into any kind of specific category.”

As she is a new agent, most of Alisha's 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 and here. 

Fee: $42.86 plus gst = $45
To reserve a spot now, email

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

1 comment:

  1. Brian,
    Thank you for the e-mail updates.
    I work Saturdays and will miss yet another workshop here in Hamilton.
    Congratulations on all the new areas that host your workshops.
    Continued good wishes,


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