The Northwest Author Series Call for Presenters for the 2008-2009 Season

The Northwest Author Series is a literary speaker series sponsored by The Wilsonville Public Library, The Wilsonville Friends of the Library and the Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council. The series is created, publicized and hosted by Wilsonville author Christina Katz. We are now scheduling our next season.

Our presenters last season included Marc Acito, Heather Sharfeddin, Cynthia Whitcomb, Shelly Lipkin, Sage Cohen, Susan Fletcher and Elizabeth Rusch. The series takes place the third Sunday of each month during the school year and features writing professionals who have a desire to share what they have learned with our growing suburban literary community.

We are pleased to be adding a salon feature to our series this time around. Refreshments will now be served after each presentation during the presenter’s book signing.

The theme for the upcoming season is How To Write Literary Forms. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in exercises or brainstorming throughout their 90-minute presentations. In your pitch, please convey how others might learn writing and publishing strategies you have mastered.

Final selections will be made by June 30, 2008 for the 08-09 season. We will contact those selected at that time to set a presentation date. Presenter pitches should follow our sample format.

Anyone who is interested in being considered for the upcoming season, which runs from September 2008 – May 2009, please submit your brief course description, a short bio and a headshot to Christina Katz (see e-mail address in the sample presentation).

The Friends of the Wilsonville Library offers our presenters a modest honorarium. We do not cover travel expenses. We are not looking for a presentation on writing personal essays for the upcoming season (as indicated by our sample pitch).

Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Author Series. I hope we will have a chance to enjoy your presentation.

Interested in applying? Please closely model your pitch after nas-sample-presentation-pitch.

Submissions instructions are included in the sample.

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