Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Non-Fiction Book Writing – Prof. Glenn Lewis – Room 442 (22 students max)
Take this one-day crash course on the essentials of conceptualizing, researching, organizing, and writing a professional-level non-fiction book proposal. The seminar also focuses on techniques for reporting and writing non-fiction books. Students are given insights into negotiating book contracts as well. The session draws on Prof. Glenn Lewis’ experiences as a book packager, agent, writer, and book proposal doctor. Students should bring to the class a one-paragraph pitch for either one or two nonfiction books they might want to write. Guest speaker Stephen Morrow, executive editor of Dutton, will help evaluate pitches. Prof. Lewis is director of the journalism program at York College and is a consortial faculty member at the CUNY J-School.