Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Archive for August, 2012

Writers for Change: Conference alert!

I have to note up front that I work for the organization that puts on this and other San Francisco-based events, but it is unique among writing conferences and I want to spread the word: The 2012 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Centar, Geary at Franklin, on […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I played hooky this week and went to see a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park. Wonderful sunny weather. Spectacular ballpark. Great food. Only bummer was the 50-game suspension of Giants All-Star MVP Melky Cabrera for performance enhancing drugs. WTF? In the wake of the Barry Bonds steroid scandal, you’d think baseball players, especially […]

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Singuarility&Co Save the SciFi!

“A team of time traveling archivists longing for futures past” is how they describe themselves. And it’s a fresh new idea for an online/real world bookstore. Singularity&Co will open a physical retail outlet in Brooklyn tomorrow, but it is their online presence that has me so excited. On their website at, it says: “Each […]

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Phun Photo Phrum Portland

  Fellow literary agent Andy Ross from Berkeley and yours truly at the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland this past weekend, now in its 64th year!  

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