Workshops

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2022-2023 Academic Year

We're excited to announce our third faculty workshop on trade books. The goal is to help you develop your book idea for a general/non-academic audience and plan the elements of a trade book proposal. 

Workshop leaders will be agent Amelia (Molly) Atlas from ICM Partners and editor Hilary Redmon from Random House, who are both publishing dynamos with impressive rosters and great ideas for working with academics. Their collective author list includes Tara Westover, Kathryn ShulzEd YongAna MinianAmia SrinivasanJenny OdellMark O'Connell, and many more. Longer bios for Molly and Hilary are available at the end of this email if you're interested. 

Molly and Hilary are both based on the East Coast, and the workshop will take place virtually over Zoom. It will be scheduled from 12-1:30 PST, but the day of the week will be determined based off what works for the majority of participants. If you need to leave a bit early that's fine, but you need to be able to be present for the bulk of the workshop to attend. (Workshops may end up only being around 75 minutes). 

Schedule: 

Week of October 31 -- Molly Atlas, agent

Week of November 7--- Hilary Redmon, editor

Week of November 14 -- 1:2 meetings with Molly and Hilary for 30 minutes to discuss your individual projects (to be scheduled later)

Week of November 28 -- final wrap-up workshop with everybody

Please fill out the short application by Monday, September 19. You'll need to be signed into your Stanford Google Drive account for it to work. 

If you have any questions, please email Natalie Jabbar at njabbar "at" stanford.edu 

Past Workshops

Fall 2021--A month-long workshop  on writing a book for a general audience with literary agent Alia Hana Habib and editor Vanessa Mobley. 

Spring 2021--A month-long workshop on writing a book for a general audience with literary agent Tina Bennett and book editor Alexander Star (FSG). The goal: to help faculty develop a book idea for a general/non-academic audience and plan the elements of a trade book proposal.

Winter 2021--Following on the success of the first public humanities workshop, a second virtual workshop on writing and publishing op-eds with Lois Kazakoff, former deputy editorial page director of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Spring 2020--The first public humanities workshop: a month-long workshop held over zoom on writing and publishing op-eds with Lois Kazakoff, former deputy editorial page director of the San Francisco Chronicle.