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Dates
2nd Jun 2022
to 7th Jul 2022

Age Range
18+

Getting ready to submit to a Literary Agent with Fíona Scarlett – 6 week writing course in Naas Library

Kildare Library Service is delighted to announce the first events in our Connections Through Literature series for 2022, in association with The Irish Writers Centre and supported by Creative Ireland. This series of creative writing workshops offer a hybrid model of online and in-person courses that are free and open to all.

Fíona Scarlett is from Dublin’s fair city but is now living in Co. Kildare with her husband and two children. Her debut novel Boys Don’t Cry was published by Faber & Faber in April 2021 and was an instant Irish Times Bestseller.

Course Summary: This set of 6 workshops will look at every aspect of a novel submission package to literary agents in a practical and engaging way. Ideal for writers who currently have a completed novel with a view to being traditionally published, but are unsure of how to secure an agent, or writers who are already in the querying trenches but in a bit of a rut.

The workshops will cover; 1. The Query/Cover Letter-everything from pitching your work, to what to include. 2. How to write a killer synopsis. 3. How to polish your opening chapters. 4. How to choose the right literary agent for you-including submission strategies, dealing with rejections and requests for the full manuscript. 5. Knowing the questions to ask when offered representation and what happens if things don’t work out. 6. A Q&A on anything and everything to do with the querying and/or the publishing process and an open mic session.

Booking link below

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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