One sentence? A paragraph? We’ve all heard the horror stories of how little time you have to capture an agent’s attention. Christopher Rhodes of The Stuart Agency joins us on stage to share concrete tips for making the most of your first line, paragraph, page, and chapter. Find out what mistakes writers most frequently make with their beginnings and how to avoid them. Leave with tips that will help you write a foolproof first page, whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction.


$12 members | $15 non-members | $5 students
Social: 6pm | Show: 6:45pm
Wednesday, February 24
1609 West Broad Street (free parking at Lowe’s)

Click here to register today!

Christopher Rhodes is also teaching a Master Class on 2/24 on A Literary Agent’s Process. Find out more about this hands-on class (with an opportunity to get your query critiqued!) here.


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Christopher Rhodes is a literary agent with The Stuart Agency in NYC. Prior to joining The Stuart Agency, Christopher was an agent at The James Fitzgerald Agency and before that, he worked at The Carol Mann Agency and in the sales and marketing departments at Simon and Schuster. Specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction, Christopher’s clients include novelists Taylor Brown, W.B. Belcher, and Philip Gerard; essayists Gwendolyn Knapp, Greg Marshall, and Steven Barker; and Flannery O’Conner Award winning writer Peter Selgin. Christopher is actively seeking queries in the following areas: literary and up-market fiction (including thriller and horror); connected stories/essays (humorous and serious); memoir; creative/narrative nonfiction; history; religion; pop culture; and art & design.

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