Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More

Jennifer Mattox

Jennifer Hester Mattox is the Carnegie Center’s Development Director and has 20 years of professional writing experience in fundraising, marketing, and journalism.  In addition to teaching writing seminars in Central Kentucky libraries, a bookstore, and the Carnegie Center, she coordinates the Kentucky Great Writers series and serves on the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Committee and the Kentucky Book Fair Author Selection Task Force. A two-time Kentucky Foundation for Women artist enrichment grantee, she is a featured artist on Art of the Rural’s “PlaceStories” website. Her 2012 NaNoWriMo novel, THE JANE AUSTEN EXPERIMENT, landed her a literary agent with the John Hawkins & Associates literary agency.

  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Addl Info:

    Note: Completion of the Querying Agents: Novels seminar is recommended, but not required.

    This free class is only available with registration to the 2019 Books-in-Progress Conference.

    This class is also available as a pre-recorded webinar. Click here to register for the webinar. Link will be emailed to you within two business days of registering.

  • Meets On:
        Saturday, May 18
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    FREE; only available with registration to the 2019 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference

With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator.

If you’re serious about your writing, you’ll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you.

Register now for Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More (in-person).