March General Speaker Meeting
How to Start and Build Your Career as a Writer
Guest Speaker: Ken Sherman
Ken is President of Ken Sherman & Associates, a Los Angeles based literary agency www.kenshermanassociates.com. The company was established in 1989, and handles book, film, television, and stage writers as well as selling film, television and stage rights for books and life-rights.
An agent for more than twenty years, Ken has accumulated an impressive list of clients, present and past including a few estates, with notable names such as David Guterson, Anne Perry, Franz Kafka, Willa Cather, John Updike, Starhawk, and Eleanor Roosevelt. He has taught and lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, both in New Orleans and Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, the American Film Institute, The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Maui Writers Conference, The Kauai Writers Conference, The University of Oklahoma, The Santa Fe Writers Conference, The La Jolla Writers Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference in San Diego, The Chautauqua Institute, The Aspen Institute, the Aspen Summers Words Writers Conference, and The Eugene International Film Festival where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Description of talk:
You need to impress an agent who then needs to impress a publisher with the uniqueness and professional quality of your writing. Write something you’re passionate about and just go for it! Have a recognizable platform. Know where your work fits in among literary genres. Be your authentic self, while recognizing market changes and how you might adapt your work to those trends. Anticipate and understand rejection. Be able to pitch your book in 30 seconds and be able to answer questions about it for two hours. REGISTER
You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Refunds are not available for this event.
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Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman