Talks, Seminars & Conferences of Interest
Marketing & Job Opportunities
(Note: This is but a sampling of the many job postings on our Members Bulletin Board - posted almost daily. Between 100 and 200 requests for freelance writers or editors or material are posted on our Network Bulletin Board each month- Membership Information.) Only paying jobs are posted on the Members Bulletin Board; a selected few nonpaying jobs may be posted here in order to offer new writers a chance to get a few clips (but DO limit the freebies to two or three and only if you need to go through the process for the experience and sample clips for your portfolio or to link to from your Web page).
Posted 09/22/15: Needs: Business Writer/Content Professional with Media AND Business Experience (Miami/Coconut Grove). Our communications agency is looking for a talented writer. Not just any writer or someone who thinks they might enjoy writing – or who's written the occasional blog post. We need a writer with solid experience in business, who can tell stories effectively and loves words. A writer who can draft white papers, bylined articles for our B2B clients, blog posts, email marketing copy, newsletters and virtually anything and everything needed to communicate what our clients do through a business lens. The ideal writer for our agency will have a background that's conducive to what we do, which is specialized B2B communications for technology companies selling to other enterprises, not consumers. Our clients are global and include some of the most cutting edge companies in the airline, data, payments, mobile, loyalty and travel technology industries. Contact: Vanessa Horwell, ThinkInk PR, email@example.com - Deadline: ongoing. Payment: TBD.
Posted 06/09/15: Freelance Marcom Manager - Ongoing Assignment - Immediate Hire SoftwareTechnology co – Chicago Ref # 821 - Position Overview: Are you an experienced B2B marcom writer/marketer? Available for ongoing freelance work in Chicago? Like to communicate to business segments about industry leading technology with practical implications? Available for 15-20 hours/week to start? Growing B2B software company, a Microsoft Gold Partner, located in downtown Chicago is expanding its marketing programs and activities. Company is an industry leader and recognized as a one of the country's fastest growing privately held companies. Short walk from several CTA stops, Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center. Marcom Manager will develop and execute tactical initiatives, as well as strategy and brand narrative development to support the sales focus. Candidate will plan, develop/implement and evaluate marketing strategies, marketing communications, and events, both external and inter. Contact: Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, 79 W Monroe, Ste 1308, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 863-5401; firstname.lastname@example.org
Talks, Seminars & Conferences of Interest
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Children's Writing Group - Experienced and beginning writers interested in writing children's stories are invited to attend the Wordsmith Writing For Children critique circle in Tarpon Springs. Published and non-published writers and illustrators are welcome to participate, working on picture books, grade school and/or young adult books and other forms of children's literature. Helping each other to develop better writing skills, fellow writers suggest –or objectively critique - each others' writing. By learning to critique, and absorbing the critiques given for the manuscripts of others, beginning and professional writers may often improve their own writing. Members bring unpublished manuscripts to participate. Twice a month meetings are scheduled at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs on the first and third Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. No dues or fees are involved. Call Belva Green (727) 942-7354 or the Library for further information.
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Creating Picture Books, March 20-24, 2016 - If you have a passion for picture books and a desire to write and/or illustrate them, this hands-on workshop is an opportunity to work directly with award-winning writer and illustrator Robert J. Blake. Info
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Life in the Spotlight: Author Opportunities After Publication, May 10-15, 2016 - Led by Peter P. Jacobi, professor emeritus and visiting Riley professor at Indiana University's School of Journalism, this workshop will introduce you to publicity techniques, the fine points needed to create fruitful relationships with the media, and instruction, practice, and a real-life school experience in the development of public speaking and presentation skills. Info
Third Annual Editors' Convention for the Christian Market, May 19–21, 2016, at the Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado. sponsored by The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network. Learn how to enter the professional editing field, turn an editing hobby into a profession, or grow an already established business. The early-bird registration fee of $200 is available through March 31, 2016. Beginning April 1, full-price registration will be $225. Online registration closes on May 8. Registration is available at the door for $250. Info: http://thechristianpen.com/pencon/ or email Jenne Acevedo at Jenne@TheChristianPEN.com
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Novels in Verse—More than a Novel, More than Poetry, May 21-25, 2016 - Bring your verse novel or ideas for one and practice the art of saying what you want with verse—and sometimes choosing what not to say so your readers can breathe in the open spaces and find the answers themselves. Workshop leaders Kathryn Erskine and Alma Fullerton offer you the rare opportunity to have the entire draft of your novel read and critiqued. Info
ThrillerFest XI – July 5 through 9, 2016 – Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City -- Premier thriller conference for authors, aspiring writers and fans. Workshops, pitchfest. Cost: various packages, also depends on when you pay. Info: http://thrillerwriters.org/thrillerfest-x-register-today/
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Super Children's Book Boot Camp, July 7-10, 2016 - If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and finish that picture book, this workshop offers direct input from a faculty, led by Pat Cummings, who are dedicated to helping you get your picture book finished, submitted and published. Info
Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop, Oceanside, Oregon, July 11-15, 2016. Cost without graduate credit: $869. Info: www.occbww.com
Writer's Digest Annual Conference, New York Hilton Midtown, New York City, August 12-14, 2016. Early Bird Registration ends January 31, 2016: $349. February 1 - April 1 $399; April 2 - August 11 $449; Onsite $499. Info: http://www.writersdigestconference.com/
Highlights for Children upcoming workshop: Perfecting the Picture Book Text, October 5-9, 2016 - Kristy Dempsey and Kathryn Erskine will give you the tools you need to write your first-ever picture book, or to perfect the picture books you've already written. Info
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