A free networking event for women authors sponsored by BookGirl TV is planned for Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store, 1076 Post Road East, Westport.

The gathering will feature a talk by Caitlin Alexander, an editorial consultant and former acquiring editor for fiction and non-fiction at Random House, the sponsors said in a news release.

Alexander will discuss writing effective query letters. The program also will include discussion of developments in traditional and independent publishing.

BookGirl.TV said it is a new video platform designed for women writers and readers age 35 and over.

For more information on the networking event, visit http://bookgirl.tv/