Morning Lecture: What it Takes to Impress an Agent.
Find out what an agent does and how they work with writers to build and manage their careers, from first idea to movie deal. Get insider information on:
- What an agent looks for.
- Dos and don’ts of query letters.
- How to craft an “elevator pitch.”
Afternoon Workshop: Strong Openings.
The first hurdle in attracting an agent is developing a strong opening to your manuscript. Exercises in voice and storytelling will help you craft your first pages to catch an agent’s attention.
- Start in the right place
- Set up strong characters
- Help your plot take off
- Find the heart of your book
Please bring pen and paper or laptop and one copy of the first page of your manuscript (optional).
Morning lecture: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors.
Afternoon workshop: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. $30.00 for members, $35.00 for guests ($40 for whole day)
Meetings held at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point, Oregon.
Fiona Kenshole is a literary agent with Transatlantic Agency in Portland. She spent twenty years as a senior publisher holding key positions in the UK, as Publishing Director at Oxford University Press Children’s Books, Deputy Managing Director of Hodder Children’s Books and Editorial Director at HarperCollins. Fiona was nominated for “Editor of the Year” at the British Book Awards.