|Query Writing Workshop @ Manhattanville, March 24|
Katharine Sands -- a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency in New York and the editor of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye -- leads an exciting Saturday workshop at Manhattanville College's Graduate Program in Creative Writing.
Workshop Description: Writing commercially has probably been a bane to writers since Pliny the Elder plied the trade. But the truth is that today, writers can have the magical imagination of J.K. Rowling, the wit and wisdom of Frank McCourt, the perfect economy of Ernest Hemingway, and the inspired brilliance of (whoever really wrote) Shakespeare. Yet, they still need to pitch, query, and propose before they can get published. As a New York City-base literary agent, I focus my workshop on what writers need most when they enter the literary arena: a hands-on guide to the nitty-gritty of how to navigate the "how to get published" landscape. It's all about finding the right words and getting the right people to read them. Come and learn my best ideas so you can make the perfect pitch for yours. The nuts-and-bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer's success as the work itself.
What: Manhattanville College Query Letter Workshop
When: Saturday, March 24, 10:00 - 2:30
Where: Manhattanville College, Reid Castle
• Send your name, contact information including email address, and $35 check payable to "Manhattanville College" to:
Assistant Director, Graduate Program in Creative Writing
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577
Phone Inquiries: (914) 323-5239
• Register early to guarantee admission
• Same-day registration available, space permitting (cash only)
Schedule for the program:
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome/Introductions
10:45 - 12:00 Presentation/Lecture
Noon - 1:00 Lunch break
Campus cafe, only steps away from Reid Castle, will be open for
hot or cold lunches & beverages. Or feel free to bring your own.
1:00 - 2:30 Query letter workshop and critiques
And don't forget to visit us during Summer Writers' Week, June 25-29, 2012!!