Tuesday, January 11, 2011

February 2011 Speaker: Mike Farris with Farris Literary Agency

Join us Saturday, February 12th, when Mike Farris of Farris Literary Agency will discuss legal issues for writers, that can range from copyright and defamation concerns to selling your book to Hollywood. He has also graciously agreed to look at member's one sheets as time permits.

Mike Farris is a literary agent with Farris Literary Agency and an entertainment attorney with the Dallas, Texas, law firm of Tipton Jones.  As an agent, he has placed several award-winning novels for publication, including Balaam Gimble's Gumption by Mike Nichols, winner of the 2004 Texas Institute of Letters John Bloom Humor Award, and Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush by Sheldon Russell, winner of the 2006 Langum Prize for Excellence in American Historical Fiction. Mike represents various university presses and has successfully placed subsidiary rights to their published books, including negotiating the sale of movie rights to producers and Hollywood studios. Most recently, he closed a three-book deal with Berkley Publishing for his client Sharon Pape's upcoming A Portrait of Crime mystery series and sold the rights for a potential television series to a major Hollywood studio. Mike is also a writer and award-winning screenwriter.  

DFW Ready Writers meets:
Saturday, February 12th
11:00 am
La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant
5250 Hwy 121
Colleyville, TX
(See map in sidebar)   

Visitors welcome!!

Upcoming Speakers include:
Michelle Stimpson - Writing characters of color
Lila Guzman - Writing for Children and Young Adults
Private Investigator - Brandon Parker