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Thursday 4th July 2019
The Maclean Room | Eden Court | 2:15pm - 3:30pm

Writing to an Agent: Workshopping the Submission Letter

The second part of Felicity’s special training workshops will follow on from this morning with a masterclass on workshopping the submission letter. This fun, inspiring and practical workshop covers what a literary agent does, how to write a great submission letter and make sure agents want to open your manuscript. The submissions letter is the first example of your writing an agent will ever read, so getting it right is make or break. From dissecting the DNA of the perfect letter to analysing examples of the good, the bad and the ugly, this session will help you perfect the tricky art of pitching yourself and your work.

Chair

    Peter Urpeth
    XpoNorth Writing and Publishing Specialist

    Peter has over 15 years experience nurturing creative enterprise through writing and talent development programmes across the Highlands and Islands. He’s a musician, with a background in journalism, (newspapers, magazines, cross- media projects and fiction) and a former newspaper editor.

Speakers

    Felicity Trew
    Literary Agent, Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency

    Talented, enthusiastic and energetic, Felicity Trew is keenly building up a list of writers for both adult and children’s books as well as representing illustrators at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. Clients she already represents include saga author Rosie Hendry, CLPE award-winning poet Joseph Coelho, Swapna Haddow and Mitch Johnson.

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