WestportWRITES Mini-Conference: Query Letter Writing Workshop

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Whether you’re drafting your first novel or you’ve revised and polished your memoir to perfection, you’ll need a dynamite query letter to land the agent and publisher of your dreams. In this hands-on workshop with literary agent Cynthia Manson and editor Caitlin Alexander, you’ll learn the steps to writing an irresistible query letter, the best ways to query agents, how to read between the lines of rejection letters, and much more.

Registration and fee required: PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

WestportWRITES is a robust, year-long series designed to take your writing to the next level. Designed to create a support structure along the path to publication, the monthly mini-conferences and workshop-based programming will culminate with a writers’ conference.

Cynthia Manson is a well-known and respected literary agent who represents a number of bestselling authors in a variety of genres. She graduated from Scripps College for Women in Claremont, CA. Manson has worked in both magazine and book publishing including Sterling Lord Literary Agency, Putnam, Bertelsmann, Scientific American, and Advertising Age Magazine. She is well connected to the Hollywood community and has brokered numerous deals in the book to film and television market.

Caitlin Alexander has been editing books for more than fifteen years. She spent much of that time at Random House, where she acquired and edited New York Times bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction. She continues to edit bestselling and award-winning books as a freelance editor and can be found at editedbycaitlin.com.

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