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I am teaching donation-based classes this month: these workshops were offered first to displaced 3rd Ward staff and instructors and the remaining seats are available to anyone. There will be fewer than 10 students per workshop, and we have a few spots left. Send me an email and let me know which one you’d like to join. The location is Soho, NYC. Please list a second choice in case your first choice is full.

Resume-writing workshop
MONDAY, November 11
7-10 PM
Cost: donation

Résumé skills: Freelancers and job-seekers are welcome to join this one-session discussion focused on résumé writing and formatting as well as cover-letter strategies. Bring a current résumé and a sample listing of the job you’d like to pursue.

Press-release writing/event promotion
THURSDAY, November 14
7-10 PM
Cost: donation

In Write a Press Release, Publicize Your Event, we cover the basics of press-release writing; students write a release for their own project/event and we talk about how to build press lists and attract media coverage of independent events. By the end of the 3-hour workshop, students will have a press release and a list of contacts.

Who Are You?
Date/time to be determined
Cost: Donation
Who Are You?: A workshop for learning how to write about yourself for professional and creative projects. We will discuss styles and content for bios and how to write “about-me” pages for individual or business use.

Instructor bio:
Robin Grearson is a nonfiction writer whose essays and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Believer and other publications. As a former small-business owner, Robin specializes in working with freelancers, artists and emerging entrepreneurs through individual consulting and small-group workshops designed to help improve communications-related professional skills and strategies.



A Community Is Born!: A note from Robin.
Speakers: How to connect/work with/hire/collaborate with the 7 awesome speakers, the dashing emcee, and/or me.
Introductions: The 20+ others who were introduced during the event.
Ideas + more introductions: A few more people and ideas.
Mailing list: Join.
A few photos.