EventsThe Business of Writing: Finding an Audience

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The Business of Writing: Finding an Audience

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Quincie Douglas Library


Creative writers often work in solitude, going into the dark alone. They emerge into sunlight with poems and stories — ready to offer them to readers. How can writers connect to audiences? We’ll look at publishing purposes and goals, submitting short stories and poems and creative nonfiction to print and online journals, and the changing publishing world. From cover letters to queries to contests, practical tips will include resources for writers, best practices for traditional and self-publishing, and marketing/promotion.

Presenter Meg Files is now retired after a long career of teaching at colleges and universities, and of directing and teaching at writers' conferences. She is still active in Tucson's writing community in various ways: Serving on the Tucson Festival of Books' Book and Authors Committee, directing the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and Masters Workshop, attending and giving poetry readings, and leading one-day and six-week workshops.

Meg’s skills and knowledge as a practicing writer include all levels of experience in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her writing experience includes nine published books, including a forthcoming chapbook, The Beasts. Her book about using personal experience and taking risks in writing, Writing What You Know, will be the jumping off point for her presentation into the business of writing.

Suitable for:
Teens (14-18 years)
Adults (18+)
Writing & Poetry
Business & Entrepreneurship

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