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Artist Sustainability Workshop Series: Finding the Right Literary Agent
May 11 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
For writers, pairing with a literary agent can be a daunting task. Your best bet at finding a literary agent begins way before you actually set out to find an agent. There are many factors to consider before seeking professional representation of your work. In this session, there will be tips and advice when and how to find the right literary agent for you.
About Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa (Instructor)
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. She is a product of the Puerto Rican communities on the island and in the South Bronx. She attended the New York City public school system and received her academic degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Queens College-City University of New York. As a child she was sent to live with her grandparents in Puerto Rico where she was introduced to the culture of rural Puerto Rico, including the storytelling that came naturally to the women in her family, especially the older women. Much of her work is based on her experiences during this time. Dahlma taught creative writing and language and literature in the New York City public school system before becoming a young-adult librarian. She has also taught creative writing to teenagers, adults, and senior citizens throughout New York while honing her own skills as a fiction writer and memoirist.