Are you an aspiring writer who is just getting started? A practicing writer who wants to recharge their creative battery? Join bestselling author Myla Goldberg (Bee Season, False Friend) for a four-week course filled with writing exercises and craft discussions that are equally good for generating new writing or finding fresh directions for current work. Register by January 19th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Henry Dunow began his career as a literary agent in the early 1980s and founded his own agency in 1997, which has since evolved into Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency. He works primarily with quality fiction – literary, historical, strongly written commercial – and with voice-driven nonfiction across a range of areas – narrative history, biography, memoir, current affairs, cultural trends and criticism, science, sports, etc. NOTE: This event is open to Members (+ 1 guest) and Alum. RSVP by email: email@example.com.
Join us for wine and cocktails with music and snacks, and perhaps an after party at a local karaoke bar or watering hole. Bring a friend or loved one and let's all toast to surviving this year in politics!
Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) Literary Works party. You bring your computer, your work, your insecurities, your love of snacks--and we're going to send our work out into the world together. Please RSVP to WWS NYC chapter leader Sara Alaica. Note: WWS is open to women and non-binary gender writers.
What is plot surgery? What is plot? Or perhaps the better questions are: what is an effective plot and how do I create one? This roundtable discussion will dig into these questions. We will consider archetypal story structure and think about the ways it can be useful – or not – as a lens through which to view your own work. We will consider the plots of famous works of literature – what makes them effective? What lessons can we extract and apply to our own writing? How can creating outlines be useful – or is it ever detrimental? What should an outline look like?
November's roundtable at Paragraph will feature two agents from the Jane Rotrosen Agency who have represented authors of general-interest fiction and nonfiction since 1974. The agency's client list reflect a diversity of interests as rich as the marketplace. Their clients have had best sellers in every genre, in every format, in countries around the world.
Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) Literary Works party. You bring your computer, your work, your insecurities, your love of snacks--and we're going to send our work out into the world together. Please RSVP to WWS NYC chapter leader Sara Alaica.
Save the date and join us on for this month's member reading at KGB Bar. Always a fun time, and one of the best venues to see a reading in the city.