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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Betsy Amster

Date: 11:30am PDT March 15, 2016 Location: J.R Howard, Room 302

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J.R Howard, Room 302

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Learn from a future colleague in a casual setting while enjoying a free lunch. Interested in getting published? Spend lunch with a successful writers’ agent and discover how to go from writer to published author. Her clients include award-winning and best-selling authors in genres ranging from novels to psychological research to food.

Betsy Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a literary agency in Portland.  A former editor at Random House, 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 Los Angeles Times bestselling writers Maria Amparo Escandon, author of ESPERANZA’S BOX OF SAINTS (Scribner), and Joy Nicholson, author of THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES (St. Martin’s); Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Sandi Ault, author of WILD INDIGO and three other titles in the “Wild” mystery series (Berkley Prime Crime); James Beard Award winner and Portland “baking goddess” Kim Boyce, author of GOOD TO THE GRAIN: BAKING WITH WHOLE-GRAIN FLOURS (Stewart, Tabori & Chang); chefs Adam and Jackie Sappington, authors of HEARTLANDIA: HERITAGE RECIPES FROM PORTLAND’S THE COUNTRY CAT (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); popular research psychologist Elaine N. Aron, author of THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD (Broadway); CB2 and Bed, Bath & Beyond designer Kyle Schuneman, author of THE FIRST APARTMENT BOOK: COOL DESIGN FOR SMALL SPACES (Clarkson Potter); and MacArthur fellow and urban farmer Will Allen, author of THE GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION: GROWING HEALTHY FOOD, PEOPLE, AND COMMUNITIES (Avery).

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