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FREE | Publishing 101 with Elisabet Velasquez

September 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


congratulations! You’re a writer! In this workshop we’ll review the many different paths to publishing your work.

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Congratulations! You’re a writer! So far you’ve been writing poems and essays and fiction and fantasy and have mostly kept them to yourself, a-la-Emily Dickinson. Lately you’ve been thinking you may want to share it with the world. But how? & why?

In this workshop we’ll review the many different paths to publishing your work. We will overview self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, finding an agent, what a book proposal entails and how advances work. Participants will be given resources to help get them started on a path towards publishing.

Artist Bio: Elisabet Velasquez is a Boricua writer born in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her work has been published in Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Latina Magazine, Longreads Magazine, HipLatina, We Are Mitú, Tidal, and more. She has been featured on various national media outlets such as NBC, Telemundo Her debut novel, WHEN WE MAKE IT, was named a book to watch by The New York Times. You can connect with her at ElisabetVelasquez.Com or follow her on Instagram for writing tips @Writebadmedia.

About the series: From June to October the Center for Cultural Power will release monthly workshops on different topics ranging from How to be a Boss, to Publishing, Social Media x Social Justice, and more! Check our page and stay updated! All workshops will only happen once and are FREE.


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