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Writers’ Network offers career development workshop

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host a one-day Career Development Workshop for Writers, presented by Creative Capital, on Saturday, March 30, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Register here https://ncwriters.org/index.php/programs-and-services/conferences/10179-career-development-workshop-for-writers.

The workshop will be co-led by poet and Creative Capital awardee Tracie Morris and strategic planning consultant Colleen Keegan.

Morris is a writer, sound poet, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor and multimedia performer. She is the author of numerous works and leads her own band. Morris has earned numerous awards and fellowships for poetry and performance. She is a former poetics fellow of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is visiting professor of poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Keegan is a corporate strategic planner and arts activist. She is a partner in Keegan Fowler Companies, an equity investment and consulting firm, and is the art business adviser for the TED Fellows program and the co-chair of the TED Fellows Arts Committee. She lectures on art and new markets at California College of Art, Cal Arts, and the Wharton Business School among others.

Workshop participants will learn key skills, including:

• A personalized system for using strategic planning to increase your satisfaction in your life and career

• Improved communication techniques to represent yourself and negotiate with clarity and confidence

• Strategies for balancing time and money

• Calculating the real cost of your time for budgets and negotiations

• Essentials for running your art practice as a small, independent business, including employment, contracts, incorporation options, budgeting and cash flow

• How to write and use a business plan and why it is crucial to both personal and professional development

• How to analyze, navigate and secure teaching and other related opportunities

Accepted participants will leave the workshop with a personalized plan of action based on their own goals for their writing careers.

The registration fee for this workshop is $35 for NCWN members, $75 for non-members.

This Career Development Workshop is open only to the first 24 qualified applicants. You must apply online through the NCWN Submittable page, submitting a short writing sample, a current CV, and a brief Statement of Writing Intent, along with the registration fee. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the workshop fills or by Monday, March 18, whichever comes first.

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