May 11 Chapter Meeting: Agent Insight and Q & A With Lawyer and Literary Agent Elaine English

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Elaine English, an attorney and literary agent, will share tips on what every author needs to know about literary agents. As a retired agent herself, she’ll discuss the process of acquiring and representing new authors from the insider’s perspective, and as an attorney, she’ll have some tips on what you need to know when you’re accepting a contract of representation. Bring your questions!

About the Presenter

Elaine English photoElaine English has practiced in Washington, DC as an attorney since 1985 and as a literary agent since 2001. She is moving away from agenting and is not taking on any new authors or projects. Her legal practice focuses on advising literary clients on contract matters as well as issues of copyright and privacy law. She graduated from The National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

As an agent, English represented authors of romance, women’s fiction, and cozy mysteries. Her current authors include Toby Devens, Hope Ramsay, and NY Times bestselling author Tawny Weber. For more information, visit

Location and Directions

Date/Time:     Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:       Mid-County Community Recreation Center / 2004 Queensguard Road / Silver Spring MD 20906

Directions:     ICC Exit 182 Layhill Rd (at Exit, turn Right/South) to (Left) Queensguard and immediate Right into parking lot

Norbeck Rd N/W or Connecticut Ave N/W to (Right) Bel Pre Rd to (Right) Layhill to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into Parking lot