[Libs-Or] Literary Agent Betsy Amster Speaks to Willamette Writers May 1st

Willamette Writers wilwrite at teleport.com
Mon Apr 30 12:13:48 PDT 2012

**Literary Agent Betsy Amster Speaks to Willamette Writers May 1st About 
Why Writers Still Need Agents

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 theOld 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.
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