NSGP Practice Development December Program
Bring Your Book Idea to Life
Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
259 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
Space is limited
Have an idea for a nonfiction book but don’t know where to start? This session will provide an overview of the book-making process, from formulating an idea, to drafting a proposal, to pitching agents and publishers. Regardless of background, anyone can produce a strong book pitch with the right craft tools, platform, and market knowledge. Through a mix of lecture, Q&A, and discussion, you will learn how to create a compelling book proposal, find the best angle for your book, and develop a toolbox of writing skills. Participants will leave the session with a roadmap for bringing a nonfiction book from the idea stage all the way to publication.
$30/members, $40 nonmembers
About the Presenter
Katie Bannon is a writer, editor, and educator whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, ELLE Magazine, and more. Her memoir manuscript, which chronicles her mental health journey, was a finalist for the Permafrost Nonfiction Book Prize. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College and teaches writing about mental health at GrubStreet. She has worked as a developmental editor and book coach for over a decade.
We look forward to seeing you soon!