Sunday, April 8, 2007

NEW! Trainings for Researchers, Scholars, Nonprofits

After a successful pilot with the National Women's Studies Association, Girl w/Pen is hitting the streets with a new training series: "Making It Pop: Translating Your Ideas for Trade."

Here's the why:

Public debate lacks a sensitive discussion of the complex forces shaping the lives of women and girls. Researchers, nonprofit workers, and savvy writers everywhere have the opportunity to frame public debate about these issues. Too often, however, important work fails to reach an audience outside the academic and advocacy worlds. Writing a trade book is one way to join the debate. To sell a book in today’s competitive publishing climate, one must be able to write engaging, accessible prose that will appeal to a wide audience.

 These skills can be learned.

And the what:

Girl w/Pen offers an interactive tele-seminar series designed to help researchers and others cross this bridge by learning about the key elements involved in writing a book for “trade.”

A “trade book”—one written the intelligent, general-interest reader and carried by bookstores—is different from an academic book sold primarily through university presses. Participants will learn from exchanges with New York City-based agents and editors why it’s essential to think about audience and market in a different way, and why you need a book proposal. We’ll explore the differences between popular and academic writing, why a dissertation or a monograph is not a trade book, and how to write an effective book proposal—meaning one that has the best chance of being sold.

Participants will be expected to read assigned material (including sample book proposals and a book, Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--and Get It Published), engage in an ongoing online exchange, and participate in a weekly session with the full class and instructor at an established time each week.

A tailored on-site version that condenses material covered in the teleseminar. Additional topics for consideration include writing articles for magazines, blogging, and op-eds.


May 5, 2007 - "Taking Research Public," Council on Contemporary Families Annual Conference, University of Chicago

June 2, 2007 - "Making It Pop: Trade Books, Popular Magazines, Blogs," National Council for Research on Women Conference, Spelman College

July 1, 2007 - "Publishing in Women’s Studies: Public Voice," National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference, St. Charles, IL

If you are an academic association or department or a nonprofit organization (or a member of said association, department, organization) and would like further information, please contact me directly at


Happy said...

Thanks - that's great to know how to write the books for women:)

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