Nonfiction ROCKS! with Jen Swanson

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/19/2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Southwest Chatham Library Meeting Room
14097 Abercorn Street - Savannah, GA 31419


Nonfiction ROCKS!
 
Southwest Chatham Library Meeting Room
14097 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419 United States

From 9:30am to 3:30pm Saturday, August 19th
 
Registration open!
 
 
 
In this hands-on workshop, writers will learn how to come up with intriguing nonfiction topics, dive into research, and get tips on where to find agents and editors. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to craft a well-written, fascinating biography, history, or science book for readers from ages 6 to 60. Special session on photo permissions and how to work with experts. Bring works-in-progress, finished manuscripts or proposals– from picture books to YA–or just ideas for this very interactive boot camp.
 
Presentations include:
 
Introduction: STEAMing Into Nonfiction
 
How to Grab an Editor’s Attention through Innovation
 
Nuts and Bolts of Writing Proposals, Photo Research, and Working with Experts
 
Bring your own lunch!
 

Agenda

9:30- 10:00 Introduction and Hello

10:00- 10:45 How to Grab an Editor’s Attention through Innovation

Using Titles, Topics, and Twists and Turns

11:00- 11:45 NF Biographies — How to get to the heart of a Project

11:45- 12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30 Small groups work/ Pitches/ Topics

1:45- 2:45 Nuts and Bolts of Writing Proposals, Photo Research, and

Working with Experts

2:45- 3:30 Wrap-Up and Questions