Saturday, November 5, 2016
1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
$75.00 (tuition includes admission to Wordstock)
taught by Betsy Amster
Join literary agent Betsy Amster as she explores what it takes to find an agent able to help you reach your goals. You’ll learn:
· how to research agents
· foolproof ways to make agents seek you out
· the fine art of interviewing agents
· how to understand agency representation agreements
· how to ensure a long and profitable relationship
Betsy Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a literary agency in Portland and Los Angeles. A former editor at Pantheon and Vintage, she has been described in the Los Angeles Times as “a dogged prospector of…literary talent” and celebrated in the American Society of Journalists and Authors newsletter for her “no-nonsense style and whimsical sense of humor.” She speaks frequently on publishing in writing classes at PSU and The Attic, participates yearly on panels at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, teaches classes on book proposal writing at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.