Freelance Writing Workshop

26jul4:00 pm5:30 pmFreelance Writing WorkshopHow to navigate artistic self-employment

Event Details

While there is a joy, peace, and sense of personal fulfillment in writing for ourselves, an audience of one, there can also be a feeling of wonder and connection in sharing our work with the world. But the pathway to doing so – how to sell stories so they reach a wider audience – is often elusive. In this workshop for all writers and thinkers, we’ll work to formulate a “pitch” about a topic that you want to explore, research, and report or write upon. This could be a reported piece or a personal essay. We’ll look at pitches by the workshop leader, who has spent 5 years as a freelance writer, to pull up the curtain of how people can “sell” a story from idea to pitch to finding the right publication or editor. We’ll also work on constructing our own. Come prepared with an idea or a topic, a notebook or a computer/tablet, and an openness to discuss and ask questions. All genres of writers and aspiring-writers are welcome.

Workshop will last 90 minutes

Bring your laptop or writing materials

Located on the third floor of the Clark Chateau

Donations appreciated but not required

This workshop is hosted by our July resident, Austyn Gaffney.

Austyn Gaffney is a freelance writer based in Kentucky. She reports on climate change, the energy industry, and environmental justice. Her work has been published with The Guardian, High Country News, The New York Times, Oxford American, Rolling Stone, and The Washington Post, among many others, and supported by foundations including the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the International Women’s Media Fund. She holds a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Kentucky, and fellowships with the Logan Nonfiction Program and Sierra Magazine.

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Time

(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT-11:00)

Location

The Clark Chateau

321 W Broadway Butte, MT 59701

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