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The Writer-Agent Relationship

Introductory / Intermediate | Novelist, essayist, and poet Carrie La Seur and her literary agent, Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management, explore the writer-agent relationship with scenes from their collaboration on La Seur’s debut novel The Home Place (William Morrow, 2014), an eight-month process. Along the way they discuss finding a literary agent, what agents do, what clients should expect, and good agent-client communication. Students will gain confidence in approaching and working with literary agents.

Instructor: Carrie La Seur and Michelle Brower

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 11/02/2019

End Date: 11/09/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Carrie La Seur and Michelle Brower

Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel The Home Place (William Morrow 2014) won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel, and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014, and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014. Carrie has completed the Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Session and the 2019 Tin House Novel Writing Workshop, and was a Susannah McCorkle Scholar at the 2016 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her writing appears in such diverse media as Daily Beast; Eyes on the International Criminal Court; Grist; the Guardian; Harvard Law and Policy Review; High Country News; Huffington Post; Iowa Farmer Today; Kenyon Review Online; Mother Jones; and Yale Journal of International Law. New poetry, a book review, and short fiction are forthcoming from Inscape, Kenyon Review, Rappahannock Review, and more.

Michelle Brower has represented National Book Award finalist Erika L. Sánchez, the New York Times bestseller The House Girl by Tara Conklin; bestselling historical fiction author Hazel Gaynor; the Barnes & Noble Discover Pick The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler; and After Disasters by Viet Dinh, which was named a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Prize. After graduating from New York University with a MA degree in literature, Brower began her career in agenting at Wendy Sherman Associates. Before joining Aevitas, she was a Senior Vice President at Folio Literary Management.

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