EventsBreaking Down Barriers, Part 1: Standing out and Getting Ahead on the Path to Publication (Writer in Residence)

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Breaking Down Barriers, Part 1: Standing out and Getting Ahead on the Path to Publication (Writer in Residence)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Explore the publishing world through learning all about the traditional path to publication. This workshop will cover how to write a query letter and how to pitch yourself and your book. Specifically, this workshop will emphasize understanding genre, the market, and where you and your story fit in.

Registration is required for this event.

Richmond Writer in Residence Sonya Lalli is a romance and women’s fiction author of Punjabi and Bengali heritage. Her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Washington Post, Glamour, Globe and Mail, CBC, Toronto Star and more. Her debut novel The Matchmaker’s List was a Target Diverse Book Club Pick and a Cityline Book Club Pick. Her fourth novel, A Holly Jolly Diwali, publishes this October. Sonya studied law in her hometown of Saskatoon and at Columbia University in New York, and has worked in the law, as a legal journalist and in book publishing. She recently moved from Toronto to the Vancouver area with her husband.

Check out Sonya's books:

The Matchmaker’s List (2019)
Grown-Up Pose (2020)
Serena Singh Flips the Script (Feb 2021)
A Holly Jolly Diwali (October 2021)

Follow Sonya on social media

Instagram: @sonya_lalli
Twitter: @sonya_lalli
Facebook: @sonyalalliauthor
Or visit her website at

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Writer In Residence
Suitable for:
Literacy, Reading, Writing

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