Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Betsy Amster at Willamette Writers Meeting May 1st

Next week is the monthly meeting of the Portland chapter of Willamette Writers. On May 1st, Betsy Amster, editor and literary agent, will be speaking. I've been told by two author-editors that this is a presentation not to be missed.

From the Willamette Writers announcement and website:

Betsy Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a literary agency in Portland. Before opening her agency in 1992, she spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage. She has been described in the Los Angeles Times as "a dogged prospector of�literary talent" and celebrated in the American Society of Journalists and Authors newsletter for her "no-nonsense style and whimsical sense of humor." Her clients include Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" (Scribner); Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Sandi Ault, author of "Wild Indigo" (Berkley Prime Crime); MacArthur fellow and urban farmer Will Allen, author of "The Good Food Revolution" (forthcoming from Gotham); Portland pastry chef Kim Boyce, author of "Good to the Grain" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang); and many other writers.

All Portland meetings are held at the Old Church, SW 11th and Clay (1422 SW 11th). Doors open at 6:30 pm; the speaker or panel starts at 7 pm. Meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and students; guests of WW members are $5. Non-members pay $10 to attend meetings. Refreshments are served.