Nov 8 2013
Nov 9 2013
(Nearly) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Young Adult Fiction
from Idea to Publication
When: Friday November 8th 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday November 9th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: The Kings English Bookshop
Cost: $150 (Includes a Friday evening reception and Saturday lunch)
Space is limited; Reserve your spot early by calling the Kings English at (801) 484-9100
Michael Bourret joined Dystel & Goderich Literary Management as an intern while studying film and television production at New York University, and began at the agency full-time in 2000. After ten years as an agent in the New York office, Michael now works in Los Angeles in the West Coast office of DGLM. There, he continues to represent his own list of bestselling and award-winning clients while also aggressively pursuing new film and television opportunities. Michael is always on the lookout for exceptional writers with unique ideas, no matter what the category. He is currently looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, commercial adult fiction, and all sorts of nonfiction, from practical to narrative. He’s especially interested in memoir, popular history, politics, religion (though not spirituality), popular science, and current events. And if you’ve got something on bourbon or tennis, even better.
A transplant to Utah, Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, and now lives in Salt Lake City, with her husband. Zarr is the acclaimed author of five novels for young adults. Her first novel, Story of a Girl was a 2007 National Book Award finalist. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Image, Hunger Mountain online, Response, and several anthologies.
Anne Jamison is Associate Professor of English at the University of Utah, where she offers courses on Young Adult Literature and other topics in popular culture. She also teaches and writes about less popular culture, such as Victorian Poetry, critical theory, and Kafka. Her book Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World is out in December.
Jennifer Adams worked as an editor in the book industry for 18 years, at Deseret Book Company, for many years at Gibbs Smith, Publisher, where she managed the children's and cookbook lines, and most recently at Quirk Books in Philadelphia. Jennifer is the author of more than two dozen books, including the award-winning BabyLit series, which introduces children to the world of classic literature. Jennifer works as the marketing manager for The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City.
Boot camp will also feature perspectives from author A.E. Cannon and booksellers from the book store.
This event is co-sponsored by The King's English Bookshop and The University of Utah English Department.