April Writing Show: Building a Publishing Resume: How Authors Can Secure Fellowships, Awards & Prizes
Like with any other career, a resumé helps illustrate the value of your talents. We’ll discuss how achievements and experience can make authors more credible to publishers and to publications seeking contributors. Whether you’re a beginning or a seasoned writer, our panel will share methods for applying for freelance gigs, fellowships, prizes and awards to help build a resumé with serious literary street cred.
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)REGISTER TODAY
Dana Isokawa is the associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, where she edits the magazine’s sections on writing contests and fellowships, literary news and trends, and conferences and residencies. She, also, writes the magazine’s column on literary journals, “Literary MagNet,” and helps curate the publication’s annual feature on debut poets. She has served as the interviews editor for Washington Square Review, and has taught creative writing in New York University hospitals. She received her MFA in poetry from New York University.
Join Dana on Thursday, April 26, 2018, for an invaluable Master Class:
Bonnie Newman Davis
Bonnie Newman Davis is a media communications consultant whose clients have included Dominion Resources Inc., Virginia Union University, Landmark Communications, the National Association of Black Journalists, Richmond Magazine, Reach Media Inc. and MSNBC Universal. Bonnie also has conducted projects involving research, writing and editing for Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC), Team Up Richmond, The National Urban League, and several academic and cultural institutions.
In addition to running her media consulting business since 1990, Bonnie has worked as a print and digital journalist for news organizations based in Richmond, VA., Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, New York and Texas. Areas of coverage and specialization include business, secondary education, public affairs and arts and culture. She also has taught courses in public relations, reporting, writing, editing, digital and online media, and journalism ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hampton University and North Carolina A&T State University. Bonnie can be reached online at BND Institute of Media & Culture.
Karen A. Chase is an author and photographer, and owner of 224design, a branding and design studio. Now represented by Roger Williams Agency, she is seeking representation for two novels in two genres–historical fiction (Carrying Independence) and southern upmarket women’s fiction (Decoys). Her first book, Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log, garnered seven independent publishing awards. Originally from Calgary, Canada, Karen is now chasing histories from Richmond, VA. You can find Karen at karenachase.com and on Twitter @KarenAChase.
Do you have a poem or story or essay you’d like to submit for publication? In this master class we’ll discuss approaches to submitting your work for publication—where to find contests and journals open to submissions and how to find ones that are a good fit for your work. We’ll cover everything from how to make sure a contest is credible to how to format your piece for submission. Join Dana Isokawa, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, for an in-depth look at journal and contest submissions.
COST: $65 for members; $80 for non-members
DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2018
TIME: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: St. John’s Church Parish Hall in Church Hill. 2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223REGISTER
Dana Isokawa is the associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, where she edits the magazine’s sections on writing contests and fellowships, literary news and trends, and conferences and residencies. She writes the magazine’s column on literary journals, Literary MagNet, and also helps curate the publication’s annual feature on debut poets. She has served as the interviews editor for Washington Square Review, and has taught creative writing in New York University hospitals. She received her MFA in poetry from New York University.