Past Events


CANCELLED Workshop: Pitches and Queries, with Mason MFA alum Samuel Ashworth

Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fenwick Library, #4010

UPDATE: In light of increasing concerns regarding the imminent spread of COVID-19 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the Creative Writing Program is canceling this year's New Leaves Conference in order to limit exposure and minimize risk. This three-hour workshop will teach participants: 1) How to craft a successful pitch or query; 2) The etiquette of dealing with agents and editors; 3) How to talk about and ask for money; 4) How a pitch becomes a published piece; and 5) How to vastly expand your range by folding basic reporting skills into your repertoire. Ashworth is a regular contributor to the Washington Post Magazine and, in addition to fiction, criticism, and essays in other publications.

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