Brown Bag
Lunch Series

Come gather at our table.

Not exactly workshop, not exactly lecture, Porch Brown Bag Lunches are opportunities for writers to explore elements of craft and the writing life. Conversations will be designed and facilitated by Porch instructors as well as experts in the publishing industry.

upcoming events

The Agent Query Process: Real Talk with Mary Adkins

Feb 26
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12 - 1 PM CT
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Online via Zoom

We'll talk about the ups and downs of the agent query roller coaster—what to expect, how to deal, and how to keep going without losing your mind. Mary will be an open book, drawing from personal experience and the experiences of others to answer any lingering questions you have about the agent querying process. Go to a (virtual) conference? Send a bunch of cold emails? Ask your uncle? We'll cover it all.

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Will You Publish Me? Crafting Nonfiction Book Proposals That Get a Yes with Michael McRay

Mar 17
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12 - 1 PM CT
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Online via Zoom

Book proposals can be overwhelming. Where to start? What to include? How long should it be? How much time to spend on it? Is it really that important? How to craft a book proposal that stands out above the scores being pitched?

Join author Michael McRay for a walkthrough of how to put together a nonfiction book proposal that will make publishers pay attention. With four book publications to his name, McRay will draw on personal experience to pull back the curtain on how he's built proposals that have landed publishers every time.

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