SeminArt: Launching Your Writing Career
A LECTURE AND Q&A FEATURING LITERARY AGENT SHANNON O’NEILL AND AUTHOR SANDRA BEASLEY.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 / 7:00-9:00pm
Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation
95 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
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This SeminArt is a unique opportunity for emerging writers of all types to get the inside scoop on Launching Your Writing Career from the perspective of literary agent Shannon Oâ€™Neill, and author Sandra Beasley. An experienced literary agent, Shannon will discuss how to find an agent, what agents do, and how to know if you have a good agent. She will also give tips on ensuring a successful meeting with an editor, such as what to include in a pitch and book proposal. Sandra will share her experience as an author who works in different genres, and provide advice on how to take advantage of the variety of opportunities open to writers who are versatile.
Presenters will be available for specific questions at the end of the program. Stick around to meet other artists, writers and community leadersâ€”LegalArt SeminArts are great networking opportunities!
About the Presenters
Shannon O’Neill is an editor and literary agent at The Sagalyn Agency, based in Washington DC. For over 20 years, The Sagalyn Agency has represented journalists, academics, business writers, and novelists, doing business primarily with the large New York houses and focusing on up market nonfiction, business books, and commercial fiction. Shannon also teaches writing and
publishing workshops at The Writer’s Center in Washington and serves as a guest panelist at events such as the annual Conversations and Connections Writer’s Conference. Shannon has a Master’s degree in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College.
Sandra Beasley is the author of two poetry collections: I Was the Jukebox (W.W. Norton, 2010) and Theories of Falling (New Issues, 2008). Her nonfiction has appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, and she is working on Donâ€™t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life (Crown, 2011). She first studied literature as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from American University. Beasley lives in Washington, D.C.,
where she serves on the Board of The Writerâ€™s Center; in 2010 she received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Special thanks to our host Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation