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Litquake on Lockdown: Literary Page Turners

June 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm PDT


Page turners are usually associated with genre or popular fiction rather than literary fiction. In this discussion, Melanie Abrams, Laura Mazer, and Kate Milliken will talk about what readers, agents, and editors are looking for when it comes to plot. We’ll talk about marketability, but also how to write a beautifully crafted narrative while still making readers turn pages. FREE, $5 suggested donation

Streamed live on Crowdcast and Facebook Live!
Books are available from your favorite indie bookstores, or order from bookshop.org!


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Melanie Abrams

Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley and is a photographer and developmental editor.

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Kate Milliken

Kate Milliken is author of the short story collection If I’d Known You Were Coming and the novel Kept Animals. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, anthologized in the California Prose Directory, New Writing from the Golden State, and received runner-up for the Rick… Read More →



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Laura Mazer

Laura Mazer is a literary agent at Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc. Before becoming an agent, she was the executive editor of Seal Press, a boutique imprint of the Hachette Book Group, and the managing editor of Counterpoint and executive editor of its imprint Soft Skull Press.