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Saturday, May 6 • 10:15am - 11:30am
5D: Media Training: Represent Your Work With Style
Limited Capacity seats available

It's never too early or too late to prepare for your time in the spotlight, especially as you're building a long career as a professional writer. This session will teach you the most important elements to focus on when publicizing your work and yourself on TV and radio interviews, and at readings. As part of a lively critique session, we will show clips of authors in a variety of situations and invite participation in a discussion on what works and what doesn't. Topics include: What to avoid at all costs (behaviors, language, gestures, appearance); how to get your message across while plugging your work graciously; how to hide nerves and find the right mind-set; how to correct an interviewer; and how to handle tricky questions/situations.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Griffin

Lynne Griffin

Author, GIRL SENT AWAY
Lynne Griffin is the author of the family-focused novels Girl Sent Away, Sea Escape, and Life Without Summer, as well as the nonfiction parenting guides, Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health and Negotiation Generation—Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment. Lynne teaches family studies at Wheelock College, and is the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist and Coordinator of Professional Development for an independent school in Boston. She teaches fiction writing at GrubStreet in Boston and co-facilitates the program, Launch Lab for soon-to-be published authors. Follow Lynne on twitter... Read More →
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Katrin Schumann

Author, THE SECRET POWER OF MIDDLE CHILDREN
Katrin Schumann is the co-author of The Secret Power of Middle Children (Hudson Street, 2011), Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too (McGraw-Hill, 2008), and has written and edited numerous other titles, both commercially and independently. Katrin has been featured multiple times on TODAY, Talk of the Nation, and in The London Times, among others. For the past ten years she has been teaching writing, most recently at GrubStreet and at Bay State Correctional Facility, through PEN New England. Before going freelance, she worked at NPR, where she won the Kogan Media Award. Katrin has been granted multiple fiction residencies. She has a regular column on The Grub Daily and can be found at... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Franklin Room