Trade School New Haven: Pitches and Press Releases for Artists, SUN 5/20/12

Ever wondered how to get your show listed? Ever wanted to get the word out — to Facebook and beyond? Have thoughts and questions about improving turnout and increasing visibility for your work and events?

Never fear, Trade School New Haven is here!

Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 5PM
756 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Writers Meghan Maguire Dahn and Alexis Zanghi will lead a workshop on how to craft a press release, list events, cultivate contacts and pitch to editors and bloggers; feel free to bring existing and past promotional materials for feedback. (There will be snacks, too.)

Participants will leave with feedback on existing pitches and press releases and handouts for the future.

Trade School is a community-based barter for instruction program, presented by Intercambio in partnership with OurGoods. As Trade School is a barter for instruction program, there is no cash fee for this workshop. Instead, the instructors ask for the following wish list in exchange for their time:

  • assistance in framing prints
  • empty cardboard boxes for moving
  • instruction in embroidery and lace-making
  • instruction in effective windowsill gardening
  • used books

Again, there is no cash fee.
Trade School is an alternative, self-organized school that runs on barter. It’s an opportunity to exchange basic items and skills for new skills.


A bit more about the instructors:

Meghan Maguire Dahn is an author and poet who specializes in multi-media literary projects and collaborations with artists in other fields. She has worked for the last six years at Real Art Ways, a contemporary art center in Hartford, Connecticut, where she is raises money; assists in all organizational communications; and curates public programs ranging from literary events to innovative cinema and science discussions, to open mic nights.

Alexis Zanghi is a freelance writer and editor based in New Haven. A frequent contributor to the New Haven Advocate, her writing has also appeared in the Hartford Courant, the Arts Paper and others. Her pop-up artist bookstore, Detritus, was an inaugural Project Storefront; she has worked with or helped found several arts organizations and publications throughout the New Haven area.

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