Speak for Yourself: Tips for an Effective Nonfiction Book Proposal

Do you have a burning vision for the next great memoir, history, science book or any combination of nonfiction ideas? Do you already have thoughts written or possibly a completed manuscript? Are you curious and unsure of how to organize your vision? Join Kleaver Cruz to get helpful insight into preparing a compelling proposal for your nonfiction book idea. Kleaver will discuss good practices for finding a literary agent and other helpful tips to help you on your journey as a writer. Come ready with questions!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (at speakforyourself.eventbrite.com), so that we have an adequate number of handouts and refreshments.

Kleaver Cruz is an Uptown native of NYC, a writer, dreamer and lover of travel. His work has been featured in La GaleríaAfrican Voices Magazine, the Huffington Post, Vibe.com, among others. He is an alum of the VONA and Kenyon Review Writers workshops where he studied essay and fiction writing respectively. Kleaver is the creator of The Black Joy Project, a digital and real-world resource to center Black joy as a form of resistance. Cruz is a former editorial associate at Bold Type Books. Kleaver resides in The Bronx.

Speak for Yourself is part of the Word Up Bookmark Series—workshops, panels, & meetups on the behind-the-scenes life of books—and is organized by Seven Stories Institute/Word Up Community Bookshop in collaboration with Dominican Writers, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032