What is a Literary Agent?


with Jennifer Thomas

Thursday 22nd July

7 – 9pm


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What is a Literary Agent?

with Jennifer Thomas

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn the role of a literary agent and how they differ to acting agents. If you are looking for one at the moment, Jen will discuss with you how to find them, and the best way to approach them. You will learn what to look out for when representing your written work – even if you are representing yourself. This fun filled workshop will leave you with a stronger understanding of what a literary agent is, how to get one or how to best represent yourself, and you’ll also receive a handy list of helpful tips on where to send your work to e.g. competitions and writing schemes.

You will also have your chance to practice introducing yourself and pitching your writing or a particular project to a literary agent.


Thursday 22nd July 2021

Time: 7-9pm

Where: Online


About Jen:

Jennifer studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield before obtaining a Masters from East 15 Acting School.

She’s worked in the industry for 12 years, working for independent theatre and film companies in the UK and abroad before joining United Agents in 2014.

She represents screenwriters, playwrights, directors and as part of the Book to Screen department brokers deals when United’s books are adapted for film and TV.




At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:


Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.

For further enquiries please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk