ACHF Arts Access
The artist will connect with vital portions of the book’s audience by holding readings at three Minnesota Veterans Homes and at the University of Minnesota. The outcome will be evaluated as successful when the artist holds four readings at Minnesota Veterans Homes and at the University of Minnesota. 2: The artist will work with an editor and complete revisions on a novel so that is ready to submit for publication. The artist will send a revised draft of the novel to the editor and confirm that it is ready to submit to literary agents and publishers.
I read from the book at three Veterans Homes, at a coffee shop and at the University of Minnesota, engaging with a total audience of 187. I hosted discussions following each reading at the Veterans Homes. I filmed the Army Day event at the Minneapolis Veterans Home and reviewed it to confirm that attendees were enthusiastic about the book. They asked many questions about my interviews with the Women's Army Corps veteran. At each one of the three Veterans Homes, attendees asked me to return with copies of the book once it's published. 2: I sent a revised draft of the novel to the editor, and she confirmed that I had done extensive work on the book and should proceed with querying agents and attending the Loft Pitch Conference, where two New York agents requested my full manuscript. I was able to evaluate how well I worked with an editor to prepare the novel for publication by sending her a revised draft and asking her to assess whether or not I should begin sending it to agents and publishers.