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#OwnVoices: Finding a Literary Agent & Publisher

In 2015, Lee & Low Books launched a study to determine how diverse the publishing world is and discovered that 80 percent of people who work in publishing identified as white. While writers of color have more opportunity than ever to see their work in print, studies such as this can be disheartening and begs the question: are there literary agents and publishers who want to represent the work of diverse authors? The answer: Yes!

In this seminar, writers of color will be provided the tools and insight on how to find the right literary agent and publisher for them. There is a movement among publishers and literary agents to find diverse voices and with the right knowledge, you can find fantastic representation and a publisher so that your story is shared with readers. Some topics covered in this seminar will include:

  • How to find agents and publishers who want diverse authors and stories

  • How to utilize social media hashtags to find diverse representation

  • Prepare writers on how to handle resistance to diverse stories

  • How to query literary agents and publishers and highlight your diverse background

  • Identify organizations and websites committed to writers of color

  • Discuss indie presses versus large publishers 

Fee: FREE SEMINAR | Live Stream Available!

  • Alex Temblador, Presenter

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 3:00PM to 6:00PM

  • Seminar meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

  • Live Stream is available for students who live outside of Dallas. Just let us know when you register.

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Dallas Book Launch Party

Where: Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd #1009B, Dallas, TX 75230
Time: 7:00 pm

Celebrate with me at Interabang Books in Dallas with a reading and signing. Then join me for drinks after to continue the celebration. ;) This is a public event so please invite everyone you know! 

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Wichita Falls Book Launch Party

On November 3rd, we will be celebrating the launch of my first novel, Secrets of the Casa Rosada, at 9th Street Studios in Downtown Wichita Falls. 

There will be a short reading, book signing, and Q&A. Books will be for sale for $10 (cash, check, and credit, though credit will cost a small additional fee). 

There will be light refreshments provided by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture and craft beer by the Wichita Falls Brewing Company

Open to the public! 

920 9th Street // Wichita Falls // Texas // 76301

Time: 7-9 p.m.

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Pegasus Reading Series

Join us for this month's edition of Pegasus Reading Series. This month we feature Cassia Hameline, Emily Riggert, Alex Temblador, and Dashaun Washington! 

About us: Pegasus Reading Series was founded and curated by the poets Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo in 2014. When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Marie joined Sebastian to host & curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop. In 2018, Mag Gabbert joined to co-host. 

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation. 

Cassia Hameline is in her first year of the Creative Writing Doctoral program at UNT. Her past work has been published in print by the Utica Writer's Club, and online at Revolution House Magazine and the ReviewReview. When she's not writing, you can usually find her in the woods with her dog, Moab.

Emily Riggert is a multi-disciplinary artist from Dallas, Texas. Her artwork includes sculpture, writing, and social practice. Both her sculpture and her writing explore the interior milieu of domestic spaces and the sensory, emotional experiences of the self within a domestic environment. She is an educator in the Oak Cliff community through Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange and is Co-Founding Director of Sunset Art Studios, also located in Oak Cliff.

Alex Temblador is the Dallas-based author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada. After receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma, she became a freelance travel writer. Alex's travel articles have appeared in Fodor's Travel, Shermans Travel, Amuse (VICE), Oyster, TravelPulse, among many others. When Alex isn't writing about travel, she's working on her next novel or personal essays. 

Dashaun Washington is a Massachusetts native and Dallas resident. He is the 2018 winner of the Robert Bone Memorial Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in Raleigh Review, Borderlands, Tinderbox, Reunion, Bluestem, among others. Dashaun is currently pursuing a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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