The Northwest Author Series Presents Elizabeth Lyon on The Successful Nonfiction Book Proposal

Presented by Elizabeth Lyon

Date: 5/17/2009 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $5 at the door
Location: Oak Room – Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

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 organized and hosted by Wilsonville author Christina Katz.

Elizabeth LyonSunday, May 17, The Successful Nonfiction Book Proposal with Elizabeth Lyon

The glitz, glamour, and money-obsessed publishing industry requires writers to have the wits of Roadrunner and the cunning of Wiley Coyote. Based on her book, Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, Elizabeth Lyon will reveal the 4 questions and right answers all agents and editors must have to give you a go-ahead. You’ll learn about the 11 parts of a complete proposal and what will give you the competitive edge for ideas related to how-to, self-help, inspiration, information, biography, and memoir books (and others).

Elizabeth Lyon is the author of six books for writers of fiction and nonfiction. They include Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, Manuscript Makeover (on revising fiction and creative nonfiction), A Writer’s Guide to Nonfiction, The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit, A Writer’s Guide to Fiction, and National Directory of Editors & Writers.

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

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For more information, please contact Christina Katz at or 503-582-0259.

Christina Katz is the author of Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (Writer’s Digest Books 2007) and Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Strengths to Grow an Author Platform (Writer’s Digest Books 2008).


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