Carolyn Forde

has been at WCA (Westwood Creative Artists) since 2005, and has been a shareholder in the agency since 2010. She has a B.A. Hons in English Literature and History from Trent University (year abroad at Liverpool Hope University), earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Publishing Sciences from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and completed the Simon Fraser University Publishing Intensive course in Vancouver. She has lived and worked in Japan, Mexico and the Czech Republic and is a dual citizen of Canada and the UK.

She travels to both the London Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair each year on behalf of WCA and works closely with their co-agents around the world. She also travels to New York regularly and maintains relationships with many editors there.

In recent years she has been a speaker or mentor at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Muskoka Literary Festival, DarkLit Literary Festival, Word on the Street, Writers Group of Durham, Ontario Writers’ Conference, Diaspora Dialogues and the Canadian Authors Association. She love these opportunities and is always looking to do more speaking.

Carolyn will be a part of the agents panel discussion on Friday, June 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and will also be offering pitch sessions on Friday, June 23 from 9:30 – 11:30 am.