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Creative Writers in Nonprofit Careers: Panel Discussion, Reading, and Reception
The panelists will discuss the services their organizations offer, how they began working in nonprofits, what draws them to this work, and the ways in which their employment intersects with their writing and artistic practice. They will also share some of the benefits and challenges of these careers, particularly for artist and writers. The discussion will be followed by a short reading by the panelists and a reception with light refreshments.
Off-site at Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.
Sammy Goodrich, Project Manager/Certified Facilitator of TimeSlips and founder of Stage Right (hosting intergenerational collaborative workshops in senior care facilities)
Jenny Gropp, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center, former Managing Editor of The Georgia Review, and author of The Hominine Egg, (Kore Press, 2017)
Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Founder of Stillwaters Collective and author of Almost Crimson (Curbside Splendor Press, 2015), Call It Forth (2014), and Hershey Eats Peanuts (Penmanship Books, 2009)
Laura Solomon, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center and author of The Hermit (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011), Blue and Red Things (UDP, 2007), and Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002)
Chuck Stebelton, Program Coordinator at Interfaith Older Adult Programs and author of An Apostle Island (forthcoming from Oxeye Press), The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005)