August Craft Events at Write616

Hone your craft during these dog days of summer with one of two upcoming events.

This month’s Sunday Craft Workshop features a three-hour conversation titled Establishing Yourself as a Freelancer. Join us at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, at Avenue for the Arts (307 S. Division, Grand Rapids) for this wide-ranging conversation. Facilitator Jason Gillikin — a commercially successful freelance writer and editor, in addition to leading Caffeinated Press — will cover the basics of pursuing a career in freelance writing, including discussing what employers look for, describing what skills you should hone, explaining what resources you’ll need, and sharing considerations about business organization.

Please purchase a ticket for $50 — your ticket will serve as your event registration.

The Get Pressed program for August is our popular Query Boot Camp. This free, two-hour session starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at Avenue for the Arts. We’ll cover the basics of fiction and non-fiction querying, including market identification, letter design and content, submission tracking and follow-ups. This session is ideal for early-career authors eager to hone their querying skills and to understand how editors and agents evaluate the material they submit.