Creative Writers in Nonprofit Careers: Panel Discussion, Reading, and Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

The panelists will discuss the services their organizations offer the public and how those services incorporate creative writing and other arts, their individual roles in their organizations, how they each began working in the not-for-profit world, what draws them to this work, and how their employment intersects with their work as writers/artists. They will also share with us what they see as the benefits and challenges, for writers/artists, of pursuing a career of this nature. The discussion will be followed by a short (3-5 minute) reading by each of the panelists and a reception with food and drink.

Panelists

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 Soloman, 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)