Join published author Sarah Lohman for an introductory workshop on putting together a nonfiction book proposal, getting your proposal published, and the ins and outs of the publishing process. We’ll go over how to develop your idea, compose a book proposal, and find an agent. We'll also cover: What happens when your book is bought, the highs and lows of the writing process, the importance of fact checking and footnoting, and what to expect leading up to you publish date.
This class is for you if you are: a nonfiction writer or someone interested in nonfiction writing and relatively new at writing books and proposals. We will not be talking about self-publishing or publishing fiction.
Sarah will share her own experiences. provide helpful handouts, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Come with a book idea you're willing to workshop. Bring a laptop (fully charged), because we're going to get some work done in class. You'll also receive homework assignments to complete between sessions that will bring you closer to completing a submittable book proposal. We'll share them in class and Sarah will offer one-on-one feedback.
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of diverse Americans. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Her current project, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Cuisine will be released with W.W. Norton & Co. in Fall 2022.