Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

What Literary Agents are Looking For

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

It seems difficult to secure representation from a literary agent, but some agents are actively looking for manuscripts that they can sell. Come to this session and find out what tweaks the interest of two agents.

Olga Filina

Olga Filina is a graduate of Humber’s Creative Book Publishing Program. Before joining literary agency The Rights Factory in 2013, she worked as a sales manager and book buyer for national and independent bookstore chains and as a literary assistant at The Cooke Agency. Olga also sits on library boards, organizes literary festivals and runs several book clubs.

Carolyn Forde

Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists is both an agent with her own list of authors, and WCA’s International Rights Director. Carolyn travels to Frankfurt, London, and New York to meet publishers and to further the interests of Westwood authors.  She reads widely and eclectically and represents books she loves from across a wide range of categories.