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Perfect Your Pitch Panel

November 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT

4TH SPACE, McConnell Building, Concordia University, 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal
In-person and livestreamed.
Free, no registration required.
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In partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Writers Read series of Concordia University, a panel discussion on how to make successful nonfiction book and magazine pitches. Tips and feedback from the pros, followed by short workshops for pre-registered participants.

With Nour Abi-Nakhoul, Maisonneuve Magazine; Leigh Nash, Assembly Press; and accomplished journalist and author Adam Leith Gollner. Moderated by Matt Hays, Concordia University. 

Leigh Nash is the publisher at Assembly Press. Prior to that, she was publisher at House of Anansi Press and Invisible Publishing, where she expanded the publishing program and shaped an editorial identity that has been met with significant critical acclaim and major literary award nominations. She has also worked for Coach House Books, served on the boards of eBOUND Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers, and has taught book publishing courses at Humber College and York University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and has published one poetry collection, Goodbye, Ukulele.

Nour Abi-Nakhoul is a Montreal-based writer and editor. She’s written for a variety of Canadian and American publications, and is currently the associate editor of Maisonneuve Magazine. Her debut novel, Supplication, is coming out next spring from Penguin Random House. Photo credit: Olivia Gough.

Adam Leith Gollner is the author of The Fruit Hunters, The Book of Immortality, and Working in the Bathtub. The former Editor in Chief of VICE, his writing appears in Vanity Fair, The Paris Review, GQ, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Six of his recent feature stories have been optioned by Hollywood studios.

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November 3, 2023
12:00 pm EDT
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4TH SPACE, Concordia University
1400 Maisonneuve Blvd. W
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