We'll Have an Unbearably Good Time at These Winter Classes!

We'll Have an Unbearably Good Time at These Winter Classes!


Freelance Pitching How-To: Porch Writers' Collective
starts at $50
Saturday | Feb 3
2 - 5 p.m.
Refinery Nashville

Maybe your brain is brimming with article and essay topics but you don’t know where to start when it comes to getting your work published. This workshop covers how to find publications that accept pitches, the ins and outs of polishing story ideas, how to craft a pitch email tailored to a specific publication, pitch etiquette, pitch management techniques, and what happens when your pitch is accepted.

Introduction to Self-Publishing: USN Evening Classes

Thursday | Feb 15
6 - 8 p.m.

More and more authors are taking charge of their work and their royalties. Self-publishing your novel is a way to cut through all the red tape associated with getting your book out to the masses, but you’ve got to take proper steps for success. In this class, we will walk attendees through the pros and cons of self-publishing, describe the different DIY platforms and which to use, explain ISBN number and imprint setup, tackle the production steps, and answer your questions.

Treat Your Art Like a Business: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film — Community Education

Saturday | Feb 17
1 - 3 p.m.

This one-time, two-hour workshop goes over the basics for treating your art (whether that’s writing, design work, sculpting, painting, etc.) like a business. We’ll discuss taxes, tracking income and expenses, managing feast-and-famine cycles, insurance, work-for-hire contracts, and the technology that can help you do it all. 

Ask Me Your Burning Grammar Questions: Porch Writers' Collective

starts at $35
Monday | March 19
7 - 9 p.m.
Refinery Nashville

In this class at the Porch Writers' Collective, you’ll have the chance to ask about those pesky grammar bits that trip you up. Confounded by hyphens, dangling participles, lay vs lie, or anything else? We’ll clear it up. You’ll leave with tips and tricks—and handouts!—to help you become a true grammar geek. Wine and snacks will be served.