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U.T. Dallas to Host Discussion
Panelists Include Novelist, Entertainment Lawyer and Literary Agent
RICHARDSON, Texas (June 12, 2003) - The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), PEN Center USA West, PEN Texas and the National Endowment for the Arts are sponsoring a "Writers' Toolbox" panel discussion entitled "How to Get an Agent," on Sunday, June 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 2.604 (also known as the Jonsson Performance Hall) of the Jonsson Building on the UTD campus. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
PEN is an international membership association of prominent literary writers and editors. The more than 10,000 members (2,700 in the United States) of PEN are poets, playwrights, essayists, editors and novelists, as well as literary translators and agents who have made substantial contributions to the literary community.
UTD's Dr. Tim Redman, a professor of literary studies in the School of Arts and Humanities, is a member of PEN and received a lifetime achievement award from PEN Texas in 2001 for his involvement with the Lone Star Writing Contest, his commitment to the Freedom-to-Write Committee, his biographical work on Ezra Pound, as well as his involvement with chess as an educational tool. Redman is the author of Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism (Cambridge University Press, 1991).
The forum will be moderated by the vice president of PEN USA Center West, Mark Lee. Panelists include:
"Writers' Toolboxes" consist of panel discussions and workshops designed to serve the needs of professional writers. Held in collaboration with community-based literary organizations in the western United States, they include such topics as working with a literary agent and promoting your own book.
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