What are your thoughts on including in a query letter my formation of a writers' workshop? We've managed to attract NYT's bestsellers, prestigious literary journal editors, and even, gasp, renowned literary agents to speak at monthly forums. My gut tells me it demonstrates to agents my initiative and understanding of the market, but it doesn't necessarily relate to the project at hand. Thanks so much for your help.
I'm sure Miss Snark's invitation to attend was just lost in the mail. Or perhaps Killer Yapp ate it. Not the first time Miss Snark has been sitting at home alone with KY.
I think you should mention it too. Not a lot, but just a mention. It demonstrates you have contacts, and you're not an ignoramus about publishing. Those are good things.