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CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS

Presented by Creative Capital—Hosted by the North Carolina Writers’ Network
Made possible with support from the North Carolina Arts Council
& the MFA in Creative Writing Program at UNC Greensboro

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
MHRA BUILDING (corner of Spring Garden & Forest Streets)
UNC GREENSBORO

Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations, and income streams—all geared toward the specific needs and circumstances of writers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from other writers how these tools can be used to achieve success, however they define it.

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, a close community of informed and educated peer artists (including participants and workshop leaders) who can act as resources for future endeavors, and the Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to work toward personal goal setting and financial management.

This Career Development Workshop is open only to the first 24 qualified applicants. Those who wish to register 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 the registration deadline of Monday, March 18, whichever comes first—so don’t wait until the last minute to apply. Applicants who are not accepted into the workshop will receive a refund of their registration fee.

 

FEES & DEADLINE

Register online through Submittable.com by March 18.

$35 for NCWN members
$75 for non-members

If you join the North Carolina Writers’ Network the day you register, you may register at the member rate.

NCWN Dues
$80 standard 1-year membership
$60 reduced membership (senior 65+, full-time student, writers under 30, writers with disabilities)
$140 2-year membership
$110 2-year reduced membership
$140 household 1-year membership

Join the NCWN online.

Deadline
Registration closes by 4:00 pm, Monday, March 18, unless the workshop fills earlier.

All registrants must submit an application through the Network’s online submissions manager at Submittable.com. Applications will be reviewed, and accepted or rejected, on a rolling basis until the workshop fills, or March 18, whichever comes first.

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CRITERIA

Register online through Submittable.com by March 18.

Applicants must submit—

  • Writing Sample (no more than 1,000 words)
  • Statement of Writing Intent, describing their habits & goals as a writer (no more than 500 words)
  • Current C.V.

Prior publication is not required, but applicants should show a provable dedication to the craft and business of writing, as well as serious intent to pursue this art.

This Career Development Workshop is open only to the first 24 qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and registration will close when the workshop fills, or on March 18, whichever comes first.

All registrants must submit an application through the Network’s online submissions manager at www.Submittable.com.

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CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Register online through Submittable.com by March 18.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 4 p.m., Friday, March 15, for you to receive a refund, less 25 percent.

No refunds for cancellations made after March 15, or for no-shows.

Applicants who are not accepted into the Career Development Workshop will receive a full refund of their registration fee.

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FOR WRITERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The North Carolina Writers' Network strives to make our programs and services accessible to all writers, including those with special needs. If you require workshop materials either in large print or in Braille, or if you require a sign-language interpreter, please register for the workshop and submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Monday, March 11. If you require any other special assistance, please let us know as soon as possible at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests. 

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VENUE AND PARKING

Register online through Submittable.com by March 18. 

The Career Development Workshop will be held in the Moore Humanities & Research Administration (MHRA) Building on the UNCG campus, 1111 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC, 27403. The MHRA Building is located at the corner of Spring Garden and Forest Streets. 

Parking will be available in the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck, across Forest Street from the MHRA Building (behind Yum Yum Better Ice Cream and Old Town Draught House). 

A map of the UNCG campus is available here

The Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you find accommodations in the area. Please visit http://www.visitgreensboronc.com

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FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

Register online through Submittable.com by March 18.


Colleen Keegan is a corporate Strategic Planner and Arts Activist. She is a partner in Keegan Fowler Companies, an equity investment and consulting firm specialized in providing strategic planning and business affairs services to companies in the communications and entertainment industries. Previously, Keegan served as the president of Pacific Arts Video Production and Washington Video Services, and also worked as a producer for MTV Networks, WETA, and Showtime. Keegan 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.


Tracie Morris is a writer, sound poet, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor, and multimedia performer. She is the author of Intermission, Chap-T-her Won, handholding: 5 kinds, Rhyme Scheme, and was co-editor, with Charles Bernstein, of BAX 2016: Best American Experimental Writing. She leads her own eponymous band and is a lead singer for Elliott Sharp's group, Terraplane. Morris has earned numerous awards and fellowships for poetry and performance, including New York Foundation for the Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace and Creative Capital fellowships as well as residencies at Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. She is a former Poetics fellow of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, a Cave Canem Fellow, and Professor and Coordinator of Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute, New York. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Hunter College, a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and at Michael Howard Studios. Morris is currently visiting professor of poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

 

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