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Ask the Agent! (Virtual)  FULL

Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 7 - 9pm (Pacific Coast Time)
Instructor: Laura Mazer
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Publishing
Price: $20 (Sliding Scale)          

Literary agent Laura Mazer is in the house! Her house, that is, but she’ll be teleporting into yours for a special two-hour “Ask the Agent” event on Thursday, April 2.


Laura is an agent with Wendy Sherman Associates, a New York City–based agency representing adult and young-adult authors and their brilliant books. She’ll be Zooming her insider knowledge to writers with questions about anything related to publishing. 


Wondering about word counts? Curious about queries? Anxious about, well, everything the submissions process involves? Join Laura and a crew of fellow writers for an evening of helpful advice, insider intel, and some lively state-of-the industry book talk. (Cocktails optional.)

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Laura Mazer is a literary agent with the Wendy Sherman Associates agency in New York City. Before joining WSA, Laura was the executive editor of Seal Press, a boutique imprint of the Hachette Book Group, where she edited bold voices in adult nonfiction.


Laura's New York Times bestselling books include So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars by Virginia Grohl. Previously, Laura was the managing editor of Counterpoint and executive editor of its imprint Soft Skull Press, where she edited literary and contemporary fiction and narrative nonfiction. 


Before joining the book-publishing industry, Laura oversaw editorial operations for Creators Syndicate, a global news agency representing some of the most influential opinion writers and editorial cartoonists of the day, including Hillary Clinton, Arianna Huffington, Molly Ivins, Ann Landers, and Mike Luckovich. Laura was also a senior editor at Brill's Content magazine and the special sections editor at the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Oakland, California. 

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