Call For Presenters for the 2011-2012 Northwest Author Series: Deadline is July 15, 2011

Call For 90-Minute Writing Workshop Presenters For The Northwest Author Series 2011-2012

July 15, 2011 is the deadline for proposal applications for the 2011-2012 Season of the Northwest Author Series. [Please note deadline has been extended.]

The Northwest Author Series is a series of educational writing workshops presented monthly during the school year at the Wilsonville Public Library for the benefit of aspiring writers of all levels. The authors who present for the NAS are residents of the Pacific Northwest, are traditionally published authors, and have prior experience teaching writing workshops. Attendees to the series come from Wilsonville and the surrounding areas.

The Northwest Author Series takes place the third Sunday of each month during the school year (September – May, not including December) and features authors, who are passionate about sharing what they have learned with others. The size of the typical audience is 30-40 attendees. Authors, who present for the Northwest Author Series, sign copies of their most recent book after their workshops.

This call for presenters is for our fifth consecutive season as one of the foremost educational author series for writers in the greater Portland area. The Northwest Author Series is sponsored by The Wilsonville Public Library and The Wilsonville Friends of the Library and is hosted by Christina Katz, who is also the creator of the series. Katz is a Wilsonville author of three books: The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama (all from Writer’s Digest Books).

Writers come to our series to learn new skills they can turn around and apply themselves. Presenters are encouraged to include primarily how-to instruction in their 90-minute presentations. We seek to provide an entertaining educational experience.

Presenters in past seasons have included Carmen T. Bernier Grand, Elizabeth Lyon, Marc Acito, Susan Fletcher, April Henry, Nicole Rubel, and Naseem Rakha.

Refreshments sponsored by Starbucks and Lamb’s Thriftway are served. Signed books are available for purchase. Door prize winners are selected. The atmosphere is fun, relaxed, and educational.

Final presenters for the 2011-2012 Season will be selected the first week of July. After confirmation and date selection, the schedule will be publicized by August 1st.

Anyone interested in being considered as a workshop presenter, can download a sample one-page proposal at the bottom of this post. All proposals should be formatted publication-ready, as requested, and should include a professional quality headshot.

The Friends of the Wilsonville Library offers our presenters a modest honorarium, which is paid at the time of the presentation.

Submit your proposal to with “NAS Proposal” in the subject line. We will not be repeating any of our past presenters.

Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Author Series. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

NAS Sample Presentation Pitch 2011-2012


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