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One-Day Boot Camp: Book Proposals 101 with Brian Gresko


One-Day Course

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Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm September 21, 2019

Reschedule Notice: This boot camp has been moved from August 3 to September 21. We apologize for the inconvenience.

A great nonfiction book begins life as a great proposal. Or at least it does as far as agents and editors are concerned. The majority of nonfiction titles — even memoirs — are sold on the basis of a proposal, a marketing document that distills the essence of your book. Writing one is an art in and of itself, and this class will demystify the process. We’ll look at actual proposals, deconstructing their elements, and through in-class exercises you’ll begin crafting your own. Then we’ll examine query letters, so you’ll know just how to find and contact the right agent for your project. Whether you have an idea or a manuscript, this class will help prepare you for the business of bringing it to the marketplace.

All levels welcome!

  • Brian Gresko is the editor of When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood (Penguin, 2014). His fiction, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications, most recently Poets & Writers, Electric Literature, and The Literary Hub.