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Writing Workshops

The Literary Ecosystem with Caroline Christopoulos and Lauren Harr


4 Sessions

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Once a week Mondays, 6:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST February 12 to March 4, 2024

Online via Zoom

Registration for this course is closed.

The goal of this workshop is to prepare aspiring and current writers for the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of participating in the publishing world. We will look at what we refer to as the literary ecosystem: the roles within the publishing community, the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing versus self publishing versus hybrid publishing, working with agents, publishers, and bookstores, and learning to build a community that will sustain, and be sustained by, the students as authors. We will also help writers hone goals for their work, help craft elevator pitches, and practice talking about published work as a finished product.

Course Outline
  • Session I: Introduction to the Industry
  • Session II: Traditional v. Self Publishing
  • Sessions III & IV: Talking About Your Work

Led by


    Caroline Christopoulos

    Caroline Christopoulos

    Caroline Christopoulos is a publicist with Gold Leaf Literary Services, a publicity firm that works exclusively with writers/authors. She also works part-time at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC, where she has been a bookseller for twenty-two years and buyer for eighteen. She worked on the steering committee of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance and continues to be on the programming committee for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. In addition to bringing authors and their works the attention they deserve, her focus includes strengthening community and promoting local business. She and her husband live in Asheville and New York City with their daughter and their dog, Tiny Cakes.

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    Lauren Harr

    Lauren Harr

    Lauren Harr is a publicist with Gold Leaf Literary Services and has worked in the book world for twenty years—as a bookseller in Asheville, NC and Albuquerque, NM, an assistant at literary nonprofits in Santa Fe, an intern at Graywolf Press, and a marketing assistant and publicist at Coffee House Press. She spent eight years at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe where her passions were connecting readers and books and assisting the events program. She lives in Asheville with her husband and daughter and holds an MFA from Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing.