Literary agent coming to town

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Clockwise from top left: Andrea Dunlop, Ingrid Emerick, agent Elizabeth Wales, Elena Hartwell

Literary agent Elizabeth Wales will work with area writers at an agent workshop hosted by nonprofit EPIC Group Writers. Writers of all genre and levels are invited to attend the two-part workshop at the Frances Anderson Center on Sept. 20 and Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

On Sept. 20, story developer Elena Hartwell will help writers refine their narrative arc, and Ingrid Emerick and Andrea Dunlop of GirlFridayProductions will help writers create a winning proposal. On Nov. 8, writers will meet with agent Elizabeth Wales to become pitch-perfect.

“The marketplace has never been more competitive or more dynamic,” said story developer Ingrid Emerick, “and because of our experience in the publishing industry, and as former acquisitions editors ourselves, we have a unique perspective on what works and how. We work with a diverse array of non-fiction clients—from memoirists, to cookbook authors, to subject-matter experts—to help them hone the ever-important hook for their project and craft a winning book proposal that best presents their ideas and their work.”

Agent Elizabeth Wales’ clients include Dan Savage, author of ‘It Gets Better,’ and Lucia Perillo, PEN/short list writer of ‘Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain.’ Wales also represents several independent presses and award-winning writers. The Wales Literary Agency is regarded as a competitive boutique agency with a quality list.

The workshop is limited to 24 participants. To sign up, see the EPIC Group Writers website.

For more information on the speakers and workshop topics, see here.

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