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The Role of an Agent with Jackie Ko (via Zoom)

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Unlock the Secrets of Book Publishing: A Hudson Valley Writers Center Exclusive Virtual Master Class Series, session 4/4. Learn from the pros! For anyone interested in the inner workings of the book publishing world, once a week starting Tuesday evening, July 9 through July 30, top executives at Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and the Wiley Agency reveal their insider’s knowledge of the industry during this exciting virtual series. Sign up for all 4 sessions to receive a special discount or select individual sessions.

July 9: Jenny Xu, Senior Editor, poetry and prose at Atria/Simon & Schuster

July 16: Taryn Roeder, Executive director of Publicity, Abrams

July 23: Matt Schweitzer, Director of Content Marketing Strategy, Disney Publishing Worldwide

Tuesday, July 30, 7 PM ET via Zoom: Jacqueline Ko, literary agent at The Wylie Agency, representing poetry and prose writers: The Role of an Agent 

This course will cover how to understand the role a literary agent plays in book publishing.

Jackie Ko is a literary agent at The Wylie Agency, a privately owned literary agency with offices in New York and London, which has been in business for over 40 years.  The Wylie Agency seeks to represent the best writers in every form, in both fiction and nonfiction, for the life of their careers, and to work internationally without the use of subagents.  The agency represents, among many others, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Paul Beatty, Alexander Chee, Rachel Cusk, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Gilbert, Miranda July, Colum McCann, Orhan Pamuk, Sally Rooney, and Salman Rushdie, as well as literary estates.  She has worked at the Wylie Agency since 2007, and represents authors including Kaveh Akbar, Jokha Alharthi, Camille Bordas, Victoria Chang, Akwaeke Emezi, Cristina Rivera Garza, Chris Knapp, and Christina Sharpe, among those with recently published or forthcoming books.


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The Role of an Agent with Jackie Ko
July 30
$ 125.00
25 available


July 30
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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