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Workshop Your Query Letter to Finally Get an Agent

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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In this afternoon session, we'll dig deep into your agent query letters, helping you brainstorm your ideas in small group critique sessions along with instructor feedback. You'll perfect your opening, streamline your story description, and be sure your bio information is relevant no matter what your level of experience. Leave the session with a reference list of where to find agents, when best to query, and mistakes to avoid. You spent years on your novel. Don't let agents pass on your work because of a weak query letter! Be sure to bring your ideas and laptop/notepad and be ready to work!


Gina L. Mulligan is a freelance journalist and author of two historical novels Remember the Ladies and From Across the Room, and the non-fiction Dear Friend; Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer. Through the slush pile three times with her query letters, she's presented at AWP, San Diego State University Writers Conference, University of the Pacific, Gold Country Writers, and the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference. After her own diagnosis, Gina founded Girls Love Mail, a national charity that collects handwritten letters for women with breast cancer. She's been featured on,, The NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and The Steve Harvey Show.


Members $69
Public $79
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4th Floor Board Room
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
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