Book Proposal and Query Letter Workshop

Event Date: Saturday Oct. 19th, 2019

Event Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Host: Stratford Writers Festival

Contact: Stratford Writers Festival


Book Proposal and Query Letter Workshop

Getting published starts with a winning query letter and book proposal. This two-hour intensive workshop, run by non-fiction author John Goddard, will cover the essential components of both, including how to:

  • craft an opening one-line pitch;
  • define the target audience;
  • create a marketing plan;
  • analyze the competition, and;
  • grow the all-important “author platform" 

Who could benefit?

  • non-fiction writers
  • fiction writers (some workshop components might not apply)
*Participants are invited to bring their ideas and drafts for participatory exercises and a Q&A session.

About John Goddard - John Goddard is an author, magazine writer, and former Toronto Star reporter. His
books include “Inside the Museums: Toronto’s Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized
Objects,” and “Rock and Roll Toronto,” with pop critic Richard Crouse. John lives in

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: $40/Per person

Location: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St. Andrew Street, Stratford



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