Our next speaker is the talented Michelle Brower. Like many agents, Michelle went into her field because of a PASSION for literature. We’re lucky to have her on panels at our fall 2011 conference. A little more on Michelle:
Michelle Brower began her career in publishing in 2004 while studying for her Master’s degree in English Literature at New York University, and has been hooked ever since. During that time, she assisted the agents Wendy Sherman and Joelle Delbourgo, and found herself in love with the process of discovering new writers and helping existing writers further their careers. After graduating, she became an agent with Wendy Sherman Associates, and there began representing books in many different areas of fiction and non-fiction. In 2009, she joined Folio Literary Management, where she is looking for literary fiction, thrillers, high-quality commercial fiction that transcends genre, and narrative non-fiction. She enjoys digging into a manuscript and working with authors to make their project as saleable as it can be, and her list includes the authors S.G. Browne, Julia Wertz, Todd Ritter, and Michele Young-Stone (one of our terrific speakers last year!) among many others.
Folks, we’re about a week away from early conference registration. So we hope we’re whetting your appetite for all things literary in RVA! In the meantime, if you just CAN’T WAIT until fall, why not join the James River Writers at Writers Wednesdays right here in Richmond. The second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., writers gather at Cafe Gutenberg. Never been before? It’s a friendly bunch and you’ll feel right at home.
In the meantime, come back to the blog and visit for more on our conference speakers and all sorts of JRW information.