Have you ever wondered what it takes to get paid for your writing?


Staff Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – With blogging and social media, it seems anyone can be a writer. But, have you ever wondered what it takes to get paid for your writing?

Receive practical tips and inspiring advice from leading South Florida arts writers and editors at the “How to be an Arts Writer” workshop Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Creation Station at the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., 7th Floor in Fort Lauderdale.

At this full-day workshop, professional journalists will provide insight on becoming an arts writer by sharing industry tips on how to pitch, who to target and different styles of art writing.

Morning panelists include: Nila Do Simon, Editor-in-Chief Venice Magazine; Michelle Solomon, Editor-in-Chief Miami ArtZine; Brielle M. Ferreira, Executive Editor Luxe Interiors + Design; Rod Hagwood, Entertainment columnist for Sun Sentinel; and Eric Barton, freelance writer.

Afternoon editors Include: Erik Petersen, Editor Fort Lauderdale Magazine; Gregory Stepanich, Palm Beach ArtsPaper; Vanessa Garcia, Assistant Editor The Miami Rail; and Thomas Swick, writer/author.

The workshop includes a live Fringe Festival performance at Stache, “Holding on to Letting Go,” followed by a writing assignment and the opportunity to edit your writing directly with professional editors from local publications. Finish the day with a completed piece of edited art writing and contacts to pitch your work.

The cost to attend the workshop is $10, which includes lunch and the Fringe Festival performance.

For more information, contact Meredith Clements at 954-357-7463 or visit Broward.org/Arts for schedule details. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-an-arts-writer-broward-arts-journalism-alliance-baja-workshop-tickets-3362443158.

Also note the Call to Writers is open now. Submit your application before April 27 at www.broward.org/Arts/Events/Pages/Arts-Journalism.aspx.