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Festival of the Book Workshop: Insider’s Guide to Literary Agents (1 spot left!)

March 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Howard Yoon
$60 Members | $75 Nonmembers
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
*The location of this event has been changed to the Conference Room at Indoor Biotechnologies, 700 Harris Street (across from WriterHouse). Directions will be given onsite.

You’ve written the next great American novel, but how marketable is your book and how do you find an agent who can be your champion? What are the secrets that no one tells you about finding an agent, secrets that might help you get on the fast track to getting your work published? How does a publisher decide to buy your book and what do you need to know about negotiating a book deal? What should you be aware of when negotiating a publishing contract? In this seminar, you will learn tricks to navigate more effectively in the publishing world and you will have a chance to pitch your ideas and get immediate feedback from Howard Yoon, distinguished veteran of the publishing world.

About the Instructor: Howard Yoon is a literary agent and partner at the Ross Yoon Agency in Washington, D.C., and New York. The agency represents award-winning, New York Times best-selling clients, and Yoon focuses mostly on narrative nonfiction, journalism, history, science, memoir, business, and food and culture.

Howard is donating his instructor fee to 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 – 18 with their creativity and expository skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. He is a member of the board of directors for 826DC.

To claim the final spot in this session, please send an email to programs@writerhouse.org. The program manager, Lisa Ellison, will arrange a time to take a credit card payment over the phone.


March 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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