Sunday, October 9, 2011
Don't forget Tuesday evening's Professional Series Meeting
We hope you'll join us for this month's Professional Series Meeting on Tuesday evening!
Where: Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall, Room 150
When: October 11, 2011. Registration starts at 6:45 p.m., main program begins at 7:00 p.m.
What: PARA-ABNORMAL: MAKING A GENRE (OR, DARE I SAY IT, A TREND!) YOUR OWN with Stephen Barr, literary agent with Writers House in New York. You'll pretty much never be the only one writing within a particular genre (knitting-cowboy noir being the rare exception). Chasing trends is a lost cause and a death knell to unrestrained creativity, but whatever's popular is popular for a reason--it's fun to write and fun to read!--so how do you simultaneously respect the genre you're working in and break free from it? Stephen will discuss what stands out to him from the onslaught of same-feeling submissions and how to satisfy readers while challenging their expectations (for instance, have you considered knitting-cowboy noir?).
See you there!