At the monthly Writing Show, authors and other literary professionals offer an insider’s look at the craft and business of writing. The Writing Show, which runs the last Wednesday of every month from January through September, affords writers a chance to network, learn, and expand their writing horizons. The first half of the program is a panel format, where writing experts share thoughts and advice on the evening’s topic. Following intermission, the audience has the opportunity to participate in a Q&A.
For 2018, we the Writing Show will continue in its home at Firehouse Theatre, which is located at 1609 West Broad Street. Free parking is available across the Street from Firehouse in the Lowe’s parking lot.
The programming for 2018 was designed with your comments and suggestions in mind and is adapting to meet your writing craft and business needs.
The 2018 Season
(Schedule subject to change due to speaker availability)
- January 31 – A 2018 Creative Plan: Scheduling, Motivating, & Organizing Your Writing Life
- February 28 – Time Travel: Managing Time Inside Sci-fi, Fantasy, Non-fiction, or Historical Fiction
- March 28 – Breaking into Anthologies
- April 25 – Building a Publishing Resume: How Authors Can Secure Fellowships, Awards, & Prizes
- May 30 – What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book
- June 27 – Writing Cross-Culturally: Getting Help Getting It Right
- July 25 – The Power of Word Choice
- August 29 – Discoverability: Beyond Social Media
- September 26 – Hybrid Authorship: Traditional Publishing, Indie Publishing, and How They Can Work Together
Individual show tickets are $12/members and $15/non-members. Two free passes to the Writing Show are included with an Individual Membership. You can also purchase a Season Pass to receive all nine shows for $85, a 20% savings.
Last Wednesday of every month from January through September
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45)
Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street
$12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
Discoverability. That’s the key to securing book deals (fiction or nonfiction) and freelance gigs. That means making it super easy for agents, publishers, and editors to find you online and learn about what makes you marketable. We’ll discuss how and when to use branded platform materials, like TIP sheets, PR, and media kits. We’ll even provide a handout of suggested tips and outlines to help you get started, so new writers can build a plan of action beyond mere social media.
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 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 NOW
Angela Dominguez is the author and illustrator of several books for children and a two-time recipient of the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something To Say, hit the bookstores earlier this year. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency. angeladominguezbooks.com @andominguez
Ellen Whitfield is a passionate reader and had more than seven years experience in print media with outlets as The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate (Baton Rouge and New Orleans) before switching to publicity with JKS Communications. Her experience with journalism and social media benefits authors in a variety of genres. A graduate of LSU, Ellen lives in Louisiana with her husband, a newspaper executive, her 1-year-old daughter, and (ever-growing) collection of 550 books. jkscommunications.com
Sarah Lapollo Beck