Pester an agent night!

Don’t know about you, but when I meet a literary agent my questions bubble up like an overfilled glass of champagne (yep, I’ll consume champagne even as a metaphor).

When Washington Literary agent, Deborah Grosvenor, told me she’d be popping through Florence in May, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to give you the chance to ask Deborah anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing.

How often do you get the chance to sit and chat with the woman who discovered Tom Clancy? The former editor who accepted the manuscript The Hunt for Red October, after it had been turned down by numerous other publishers?

The Art of Writing will gather old friends and new for an evening on:

Publishing Your Book in Today’s Literary World.

An Evening with Deborah Grosvenor.

May 18,
At 18:00,
Palazzo San Niccolò,
Via San Niccolò 79.

An Art of Writing Event

So looking forward to seeing you there!

Lisa Clifford

The Grosvenor Literary Agency is a full-service boutique agency representing writers across a variety of subjects. The agency’s emphasis is on strong, serious, interesting nonfiction. We also represent quality fiction on a selective basis. Agency clients have received numerous awards and honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Lincoln Prize, the Thurber Prize for America Humor, the National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Nieman Fellowship, the Alicia Patterson Fellowship, the Council on Foreign Affairs Arthur F. Ross Award, The Charles Bronfman Prize, and the Grawemeyer Award. Client writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, “O,” Best American Travel Writing and a range of other publications.


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4 thoughts on “Pester an agent night!


    Off topic but my SISTER IN LAW is there close to FIRENZE speaks ENGLISH well enough and does CALLIGRAPHY for wedding invitations, baby announcements etc……….
    In one of your writing seminars would say a two hour class of Calligraphy be an interest?
    Just an IDEA I had……………XX

    • Lisa Clifford

      Hello there Signora Contessa!
      Lovely idea, really lovely, but for the moment I think we’ll stick to creative writing. If the conference starts to morph and grow in other directions, would love to meet your sister in law 🙂
      Big hugs,

  • Lori Hetherington

    Thanks, Lisa for organizing this event, I’ve just added it to my calendar!

    • Lisa Clifford

      Fantastic Lori!
      I look forward to seeing you there.
      Very relaxed and casual, just a chance to chat and ask questions,
      a presto!

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