Our fiscal sponsor, the League of Vermont Writers, is hosting “Writers Meet Agents” on Saturday, July 19th from 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Burlington. With seven literary agents taking part, the “Writers Meet Agents” event is a great way to expand your writing network with professionals and peers. Agents appreciate writers who take the time to learn the ropes and meet them at events. Even without a book project ready to pitch, writers who meet agents at conferences gain a foot in the door for future queries. Of particular interest to BWW members, in addition to the agents (of course), is my session on giving and receiving feedback, both in a workshop setting and one-on-one with friends and colleagues. As regular workshoppers, we’re always giving feedback. After doing workshops with the BWW for five years, and spending an additional six years six years of academic workshops, I’ve learned quite about about what works well and what works less well in giving and receiving responses, and I’m happy the League of Vermont Writers has given me this forum to share what I’ve learned with you. Additional programming that includes round table discussions with agents and presentations by YA author Jo Knowles and NYC super agent Katharine Sands. There are more agents coming and more programs scheduled, so I invite you to check out the details here.