Culture Connect Featured Event
FIRST IN A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS FOR AUTHORS
NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT ARTS COUNCIL
PARTNERS WITH UCONN TORRINGTON’S LITCHFIELD COUNTY WRITERS PROJECT
TO HOST WRITERS WORKSHOP APRIL 5
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (NCAC) in partnership with the University of Connecticut’s Litchfield County Writers Project (LCWP) is hosting a workshop for authors titled “Establishing Credibility as a Writer Online” on Saturday, April 5th from 10-Noon at Five Points Gallery in Torrington. The workshop will be led by popular Connecticut authors Lauren Lipton and Marie Bostwick. A light lunch and reception will follow. Both novice and seasoned writers are welcome. The registration is $25 or $15 for Arts Council Members and UConn students and can be done online. This workshop is part of a series of workshops for writers being offered by the Arts Council and UConn’s LCWP.
The workshop will focus on how authors can use the internet to establish and build credibility in the world of publishing. “Often the biggest challenge a writer has is getting the attention of the publishers and agents,” said Kathy Knapp, Assistant Professor of English and Writing Coordinator at UConn Torrington. “The internet offers a variety of avenues to accomplish this. We are very grateful to have Lauren Lipton and Marie Bostwick, authors with a wealth of experience regarding this topic, lead this workshop.”
“The Arts Council is happy to expand its workshop offerings to writers in partnership with UConn’s LCWP. Writers have often expressed to us that they face several challenges in getting their work to print or in front of audiences. Our focus is not about the tools of writing, but is centered on how to help them get their product to market and beyond,” said Amy Wynn, Executive Director of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. “This April workshop is meant to be the first in a series to provide helpful business guidance and tools for authors in the region.”
“The Litchfield County Writers Project serves as an academic and cultural custodian of the contributions of the outstanding authors and artists who are part of this remarkable county,” said Fiona de Merell, Community Engagement Director at UConn Torrington. We are looking forward to again partnering with NCAC in this way to help support the continued growth of this great tradition of writing in our region and state.”
The “Establishing Credibility as a Writer Online” workshop is $15 for NCAC Members and UConn students. General admission is $25. Workshop fee includes lunch and reception. Registration in advance is required. To register, visit artsnwct.org or call (860) 618-0075.