Thursday, December 2, 2010

Savvy Authors is proud to announce Mayra Calvani's Book Reviewing Workshop

The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

Mayra Calvani . Is your nose always stuck in a book? Do you enjoy sharing your ideas about books with readers? Become a book reviewer!

Learn the secrets of book reviewing from Mayra Calvani, co-author of the ForeWord Best Book of the Year award-winning title, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing. From the key elements of a good reviewer, to what makes a good review, to how to write a thoughtful, intelligent review, to the different types of reviews, to how to deal with the most common reviewing problems, to how to build an online platform, this workshop will teach you, in a nutshell, all you need to know to get started as a professional book reviewer.

Students will complete a book review as part of the class. All completed book reviews will entered into a contest to pick the best one. The winner will be published on Savvy Readers and Savvy Authors. Details will be provided during the class.

Jan 24, 2011 - Feb 11, 2011

$20 for Premium Members

$30 for Basic Members

Cancellation policy: Registrations are non-refundable except when the workshop is cancelled by Savvy Authors.

REGISTRATION: (Members will not receive member rate unless logged in.)

INSTRUCTOR: Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has been reviewing for over a decade. She's a freelance writer and the author of several books for children and adults. She’s had over 300 reviews, articles, stories and interviews published online and in print. Currently, she reviews for The New York Journal of Books, Blogcritics Magazine, and In addition, she’s the Latino Books Examiner for and co-editor of Voice in the Dark ezine. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Bridgeport.

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  1. Dear Donna,
    Wow, thank you so much for this! What a lovely surprise after a full day of teaching. :-)

  2. Thanks for the info, Donna. I've just started Mayra's book, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, and think this class may be a wonderful complement to the book. I'll have to look into it further.



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