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“From Query Letters to Artist Statements: Mastering Writing About Your Own Creative Work” with Courtney Maum

October 22 2022 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT

$59.00 – $119.00

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"From Query Letters to Artist Statements: Mastering Writing About Your Own Creative Work" Class Ticket - Member
$ 59.00
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"From Query Letters to Artist Statements: Mastering Writing About Your Own Creative Work" Class Ticket - Non-Member
$ 119.00
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$59 for Members
$119 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.

Writing about our own writing is one of the hardest—but most vital skills for aspiring authors and published authors alike.

In this class, author of 5 books and noted book coach Courtney Maum will teach you how to look at your body of work like an editor and promote yourself as a capable, talented and professional writer any gatekeeper would be lucky to work with. We’ll look specifically at query letters, artist statements and bios, and also talk about pitching your work out loud.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You are already querying or planning to query agents.
  • You are heading to a literary conference this year.
  • You have a hard time summing up your project’s central themes.
  • You can’t sum up what your project is about in 20 seconds, max.

The deadline to register for this class is Friday, October 21 at 5:00 PM CDT.

Instructor

Courtney Maum is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking publishing guide BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL and the memoir THE YEAR OF THE HORSES, chosen by The Today Show as the best read for mental health awareness. A writing coach and educator, Courtney's mission is to help people hold on to the joy of art-making in a culture obsessed with turning artists into brands. You can sign up for her publishing tips newsletter and online masterclasses at CourtneyMaum.com

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it. If you prefer this option, please email wlt@writersleague.org with a copy of the form as well. We are working out of our office at this time.

Class & Event Registration Policy

Once a purchase has been made, registrations are not refundable and cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a registration and then find you cannot attend the class or event, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org and let us know the name and contact information for the person who will be using the registration so that we can update the class or event roster.

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All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. If you’d prefer to pay by check for membership, a class, or an event, you can use the provided forms on the membership or event pages and mail to: WLT, P.O. Box 14355, Austin, TX, 78704.

HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
October 22 2022
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Cost:
$59.00 – $119.00
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online via Zoom