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Anatomy of a Book Deal: An Inside Look from a Literary Agent and Writing Coach- Patti M. Hall and Rob Firing

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$20.00 – $25.00

We asked for it … we got it! The combined experience that Patti M. Hall and Rob Firing bring to this event is impressive and will assist writers who are seeking success with publication.

 Sharing stories from their vast experiences, Patti and Rob will talk to us about:

  • the benefits of having an agent
  •  how to get an agent’s attention and keep yourself off of the slush pile
  • the importance of investing time in the proposal and query letter
  • the value of investing in an editor before submission
  • tips about what’s not selling in Canada today. 

Bring your questions for a short Q & A period. 

There will be tickets available at the door.

Bio: Rob Firing 

Rob Firing was a publicist for more than 20 years—15 of those at HarperCollins Canada as their Senior Director of Publicity, Communications and Speakers’ Bureau—before he moved to Transatlantic Agency, where he is now a partner, as a literary agent and speakers’ agent. Rob has worked closely with everyone from JK Rowling to Tom Wolfe, from Margaret Trudeau to Margaret Drabble — literally hundreds of writers across many genres. He has won awards for his work from the Canadian Marketing Association and other marketing and PR organizations. He is also the co-author of The Everyday Squash Cook (HarperCollins, 2014), and the author of Steak Revolution (HarperCollins, 2018), which was a Gourmand World Cookbook Award finalist. Rob represents nonfiction, especially narrative nonfiction and sometimes memoir (and cookbooks!).

Bio: Patti M. Hall

Patti M Hall is an author,  sought-after writing coach, book proposal specialist and publishing strategist. She is the creator of The Story House, an exclusive non-fiction mastermind and the author of the memoir, Loving Large (Dundurn, 2020).  Patti has been the secret and not-so-secret weapon behind a hundred books, working with authors to navigate both traditional and alternative publishing.

This is a hybrid event  Newmarket Public Library and zoom. We will have a short time to socialize and share writerly news before the speakers begin. Lug a mug and bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you.

Not yet a member? You will save $5 off the cost of the workshop if you join today. info@wcyork.ca.

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March 26
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$20.00 – $25.00
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Allison Hannah


Newmarket Public Library, Multipurpose Room
438 Park Ave
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 1W1 Canada
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