Sunday, May 2, 2010

"How to Get Published," Saturday, July 24, Waterloo

"An editor & an agent tell all"
Saturday, July 24
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hagey Hall, Room 280
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 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!

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 Tina Tsallas of Great Titles Inc. handles a variety of nonfiction and commercial fiction. Her clients include mystery writer Brent Pilkey author of Lethal Rage, historical romance author Alexandra Benedick who most recently published The Notorious Scoundrel, and chick lit author Jackie Pilossoph who most recently published Hook, Line and Sink Him. Tina is a rarity among literary agents – she's actually looking for new clients.

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: $38.91 + 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

Directions to Hagey Hall:
Enter Waterloo University off University Ave W by the corner of Seagram Drive. Hagey Hall and a parking lot with a $3 coin entry will be just to the left. See a map of the campus here. You’ll find Hagey Hall (HH) and the parking lot (HV) near the bottom of the map. You may need to click on “Visitor Parking” in the menu to see the parking lot codes.

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

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