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From Acorn to Oak: On Editing, Agenting, and Nurturing Your Literary Work from Idea to Published Book

  • L.E. Philiips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire Street Eau Claire, WI, 54701 United States (map)

You’ve got your manuscript, but what do you do with it now?  Join Elizabeth Evans—a former literary agent turned independent editor, ghostwriter, and publishing consultant—for a conversation on crafting your manuscript for the market.  Elizabeth will provide insight on the vital role of editors and agents, as well as “live critique” previously submitted query letters written by local writers.    Moderated by B.J. Hollars.

Special thanks to our co-sponsor, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

 Bio:

Elizabeth Evans is a former literary agent turned independent editor, ghostwriter, and publishing consultant. After twelve years of experience as a successful agent, first at Kimberley Cameron & Associates in the Bay Area, and then at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in New York, she launched Elizabeth Evans Editorial to focus on what she loves most: working directly with writers. As an agent, she sold over sixty books and guided dozens of aspiring authors through the publication process. Her clients included New York Times bestselling authors, and many were recognized with notable awards and distinctions, including the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage, the Emmy, the Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, and the Macavity Award. She knows what it takes to succeed as an author today and believes collaboration can be the key to unlocking a project’s full potential, and to making the submission experience less stressful and more fun. She provides a full range of editorial and publishing consulting services in both fiction and nonfiction, including concept development, query critiques, agent matchmaking, manuscript assessments, and proposal reviews. She is also an adjunct professor of writing at Cardinal Stritch University, where she teaches creative nonfiction.