In her popular advice lecture "Sh-h-h-h- Don't Tell Anyone: Secrets to Finding a Literary Agent", Carole Sargent, Georgetown University's director of scholarly publications, reveals her literary secrets Thursday, June 7 from 11:30 -1:30 p.m. at the American Women Writers National Museum, 1275 K St. NW @ 13th street entrance.
Sargent's expertise extends well beyond scholarly publications. She has placed authors' work with such mega-famous literary agencies as William Morris Endeavor, Trident Media, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and others.
"I'll disclose what literary agents are looking for in a book proposal or a potential author, and why you should get an agent before you even finish your book," Sargent said. She'll share her time-tested tips for finding and working with agents. A Question time will follow her remarks.
Before coming to Georgetown University publications, Sargent taught eighteenth-century English literature there. She earned a Ph.D. at the Unverisity of Virginia. Practicing what she preaches, Sargent placed two of her own books with top publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux.