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:
    The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Addl Info:

    This Seminar is for Books-in-Progress Conference Participants Only

    FREE with registration to the 2017 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference 

    Register Now for Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More



  • Meets On:
        Saturday, May 6
  • Address:
    251 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    Free for BiP registrants

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 Conference Idol, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you. This seminar is led by one of the conference organizers. Note: Completion of the “Querying
Agents: Novels” seminar is recommended, but not required