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
· Find an agent
As well as:
· What happens when your book is bought
· The highs and lows of the writing process
· The importance of fact checking and footnoting
· 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.
Bring a laptop (fully charged), because we're going to get some work done in class. Bonus if you already have a book idea and are willing to workshop it. Sarah will share their work, provide helpful handouts, and there will be plenty of time for questions.
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism,sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and All Things Considered.