Maggie StuckeyMaggie Stuckey will present Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Book Proposals But Didn’t Know Who to Ask: How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 6. The event happens at St Helens Library, 375 S 18th St., St Helens, Oregon.

In this free workshop, Portland author Maggie Stuckey will describe the purpose of the proposal and the in-house reviewing process, explain the standard proposal format, and detail each element and all the necessary nuts and bolts. Maggie is the author of 11 books under her own name and 20-some others as ghostwriter or collaborator. All are nonfiction and most were published by one of the big-name New York houses. Lots of handouts, plentiful Q&A.