In this workshop, Rachel Toor will describe the components of a book proposal, which are simple and straight-forward. But a good book proposal is an act of seduction and you ignore the experience of the reader at your own peril. Based on her years working as a book editor and an author who has sold six books on proposal, Rachel Toor will offer some strategies for success. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together we will work through each section.
In graduate school, you may not have the energy to take many classes outside of your discipline. You might feel like you don’t have time to wash your hair. You might think you don’t have a second to stop and focus on writing at the sentence level, so involved do you become in the process of trying to join the academic guild. But learning how to craft good sentences will put you ahead of the rest of the (exhausted, beleaguered, often pretentious) academic pack.
LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature at the University of Georgia, in conjunction with the Creative Writing Program, is thrilled to present a reading by writer and poet Dean Rader. Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, American Indian studies, and popular culture, and his newest collection of poems, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.