Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to Get Published workshop in Barrie with literary agent

Guest speaker Olga Filina
The Barrie Writers’ Club presents...
"How to Get Published"
An editor & an agent tell all 
Saturday, May 4, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grace United Church, 350 Grove Street East, Barrie (Map here.)

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

Workshop leader
 Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.


Guest speaker Olga Filina is an associate agent at The Rights Factory. TRF is a boutique agency that deals in intellectual property rights for entertainment products, including books, comics & graphic novels, film, television, and video games. TRF works directly with publishers, producers, studios, game developers and other rights-buyers in all territories, occasionally in conjunction with local representatives.  

TRF has seven literary agents, all looking for authors. More on The Rights Factory here and here.

Before joining TRF, 
Olga Filina spent over a decade as a sales manager and book buyer for both national and independent book store chains and two years as a literary assistant at The Cooke Agency.

While Olga will read anything that may set her book clubs on fire, she gravitates towards commercial and historical fiction, great genre fiction in the area of romance and mystery, nonfiction in the field of business, wellness, lifestyle and memoir and young adult and middle grade novels with memorable characters. In her spare time, Olga sits on library boards, organizes literary festivals and runs more book clubs than she can count.

Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, 3 copies could be helpful.

Fee: $38.94 plus hst = $44 paid in advance 
or $42.48 plus hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email
 brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Note: Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Literary Agency was booked as the guest speaker for this workshop but had to withdraw due to other commitments.

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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