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Literary agent Dan Conaway to discuss the profession at April 12 event

April 10, 2012

Sara Miller
(315) 443-9038

Thinking about a career in publishing or literary representation?  Dan Conaway, literary agent at Writers House, will discuss careers in literary representation, what a literary agent does and how he began his own career as a literary agent. 

His presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., April 12 in 320 Hall of Languages. The free event will also feature a Q-and-A session with attendees and a reception.  

Conaway has worked as executive editor at Putnam; executive editor at HarperCollins; director of literary acquisitions at PolyGram Films and college traveler at W.W. Norton; has blogged as Mad Max Perkins at the once-renowned BookAngst 101; and is now a literary agent with Writers House in New York, which represents such international bestselling authors as Michael Lewis, Ken Follett, Stephen Hawking, Stephanie Meyer, Nora Roberts, Christopher Paolini and Neil Gaiman.

For more information, contact Jolynn Parker in the English department at 315-443-5985 or jmpark02@syr.edu.

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