Reminder: PWAC workshop this Saturday

Spaces are filling up fast, but there’s still time to RSVP (that goes for PWAC members too!) if you plan to attend this weekend’s excellent afternoon workshop. Details below:

THE PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, QUEBEC CHAPTER, PRESENTS:

Marketing Yourself as a Freelance Writer, a workshop by Helena Katz

Location: Marianopolis College, 4873 Westmount Avenue, Room D-105
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free for members, $15 for non-members, payable at the event by cash or cheque
(Please RSVP pwacquebec@gmail.com if you plan to attend!)

Ever wonder why some people always seem to have work while others are perpetually sitting by the phone like a teenager waiting for a prom date? It’s all in the marketing. During this session, reformed introvert and widely published freelance writer Helena Katz will teach you how to pick saleable ideas, find the right markets and shape attention-grabbing pitches for newspapers and magazines.

Bio:
Helena Katz’s pitching technique has landed her assignments with Canadian Geographic, Homemaker’s, More Magazine, Canadian Living, VIA Destinations, British Columbia Magazine and Up Here, among others. She is the author of The Mad Trapper: The Incredible Tale of a Famous Canadian Manhunt, and Gang Wars: Blood and Guts on the Streets of Early New York. She is the president of the Travel Media Association of Canada and is a former president of PWAC’s Quebec chapter. Hélèna was born and raised in Montreal but now lives in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories adjacent to Wood Buffalo National Park where bears and bison roam.

You’re also welcome to reserve your place at next month’s Freelancer Boot Camp ’09. Details here.

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