Workshops

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2021-2022 Academic Year

We're excited to announce our second 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. This workshop is open to faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and cognate fields

Workshop leaders will be agent Alia Hanna Habib from the Gernert Company and editor Vanessa Mobley from Little, Brown, and Company. 

The workshop will take place virtually over Zoom. Please only apply if you can make the times below. 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).

Mon. October 11, 12:00-1:30 PST--Alia Habib (agent)

Mon. October 18, 12-1:30 PST--Vanessa Mobley (editor)

Week of October 25-- 1:1 with Alia/Vanessa for 30 minutes to discuss projects (to be scheduled individually)

Mon. November 1, 12:00-1:30 PST--final workshop with everybody

Please fill out the short application by Wednesday, September 8.  If you have any questions about the application, email njabbar "at" stanford.edu. 

Past Workshops

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.