Monday, September 15, 2014

Portland Writers Workshop: Presenting Your Writing to Publishers and Artist Residencies

Look at this! Artsmith Director Jill McCabe Johnson, along with book publicist John Sibley Williams, will be presenting a Portland workshop!

 The Art of the Pitch: Presenting Your Writing to Publishers and Artist Residencies
When: Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 2-4pm
Where: Daedalus Books
2074 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209

COST: $50 at door/$40 in advance

Award-winning poets and editors Jill McCabe Johnson and John Sibley Williams will guide you through an interactive two-part workshop that provides both hands-on experience and conceptual strategies to help you succeed in finding and pitching your work to the book publishers and artist residencies that match your vision and aesthetics.
In the residency portion, participants will:
 Learn what reviewers look for in residency applications
 See examples of successful applications
 Gain tips and practical advice for crafting a compelling application package
 Find out how to target residencies that are a good fit for your work
 Draft the “story” of your creative work for application purposes

In the book publisher portion, participants will:
 Learn how to craft comprehensive publisher pitches
 Find out how to tailor your approach to specific publishers
 See examples of successful cover letters, marketing plans, and CVs
• Discover how to research which publishers best suit your work and goals

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