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Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal

January 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal” | Presented by Emily Grosvenor
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
At the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B)

From a Nonfiction Book Idea to a Nonfiction Book Proposal

How many books do you have inside? If everyone has at least one novel in them, then we all have at least a dozen nonfiction books. Learn how to shape, format and write your nonfiction book idea in a book proposal.

Whether you’ll be presenting it to literary agents and publishers or just using it as a roadmap for self-publishing – the book proposal is a great tool for writers.

About Our Speaker – Emily Grosvenor

Emily Grosvenor is a magazine journalist and essayist based in McMinnville, Oregon, where she reports for Sunset, The Atlantic, Salon.com, Portland Monthly and AAA Via. She is writing a memoir about scent.

We look forward to hearing more from Emily at this meeting!

To learn more about Emily and her work visit Emily Grosvenor’s website  and follow her on Twitter: @emilygrosvenor.

Meeting Format

6:30-7 pm:         social time, including news and member announcements*
7-8:30 pm:         speaker’s presentation followed by Q&A and book sales/signing

* We have snacks, but if you want coffee or water, please bring it with you.


  • Free for members of Willamette Writers (all chapters).
  • Free for full-time students under 22 years old.
  • Guests of Willamette Writers members pay $5.
  • Non-members pay $10 to attend meetings.

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January 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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