Are you working on memoir or creative nonfiction? Come have a sit down discussion with industry professionals at the Willamette Writers conference. You can pitch your work with these industry professionals or have a critique session. Here are some of the individuals you will want to meet this year if you’re interested in having conversations about your memoir or creative nonfiction work.
Melissa Hart is an author with works that have appeared in the Smithsonian, CNN and The New York Times to name a few. Hart writes in historical fiction, non-fiction, memoir and middle grade. Melissahart.com
Kat Kerr joined Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2019 and strongly supports programs that create space in the industry for those who are from historically marginalized communities. She also seeks to grow her client list and is interested in those who write in fantastical realism, literary leaning speculative and science fiction, women’s fiction, YA novels with passion and narrative nonfiction with a strong message. Kaat Kerr’s Agent Profile at Donald Maass Literary Agency.
Holly Lörincz works as a successful collaborative writer and is the owner of Lörincz Literary Services, she helped write The Invisible Machine, with BenBella Books and Random House, it’s coming out in April 2023. Lörincz focuses on crime, non-fiction and memoirs. Lörincz Literary Services Website.
Keith A. Spencer
Keith A. Spencer is a senior editor for Salon and currently has a book published with another in the works. Spencer has written non-fiction, memoir, op-ed, commentary and literary journalism working with companies such as UnHerd and Healthline. Keithspencer.org
Brenna English-Loeb is an agent that works at Transatlantic, prior to this she has worked at Janklow & Nesbit Associates and Writers House in which she worked with award winning authors. English-Loeb enjoys mystery, science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction and comics or graphic novels. Brenna English-Loeb’s Transatlantic Profile.
Annie Bomke has experience in the publishing industry as a literary agent for over a decade and is very well known and respected in her field. Bomke helps publish a wide range of genres such as mystery, crime, suspense, young adult, historical fiction, non-fiction, horror, and literary. Annie Bomke Literary Agency
Greg Gerding is a noted writer, editor and publisher. He is the founder of a platform for unconventional artistry known as University of Hell Press. Gerding is known for non-fiction, memoir, anthologies, poetry and creative non-fiction. University Of Hell Press.
These are just some of the professionals that you can have a discussion with about your projects. Join us at the Willamette Writers conference and have a wonderful time with like-minded individuals that have a passion for writing. You can learn more about the Willamette Writers Conference here!