Fri, Jun 30|
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
Write Livelihood: How to Make a Practical Living From Writing
with WCDH Alumni Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Kathryn Lorenzen
Time & Location
Jun 30, 7:00 PM – Jul 02, 2:30 PM
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA
About the Event
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) presents Write Livelihood: How to Make a Practical Living From Writing, led by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Kathryn Lorenzen.
We invite all creative writers looking to make a living or supplement their livelihood through their writing to join us for this generative weekend retreat. Come learn more about crafting your Right Livelihood – the Buddhist term for work that serves the world and builds on your gifts – through writing for hire, facilitating or coaching writing, and other possibilities.
Through creative and innovative exercises, meditations, and discussions, you'll explore your callings, strengths, and what you love to do and write and how to earn income while doing meaningful work, including work creating content for businesses and organizations, facilitating workshops and classes, coaching writers, and more.
In addition to our sessions together, you'll have open time to write your way into your goals, and Kathryn or Caryn will meet with each of you for a laser coaching session (a 20-minute session to focus in on what's your best next steps).
We'll also celebrate ourselves as writers through a reading Saturday evening. By the end of the workshop, you'll have more knowledge about ways to increase your income, build connections and enhance networking, plus you'll leave with an action plan to launch your new work.
WCDH is holding suites for the workshop until May 1st and are first-come, first-serve. Workshop attendees will recieve the reduced residency rate of $75 a night plus $25 cleaning fee. The workshop is also open to commuters and locals.
This is a 3-day, in-person workshop to be held at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow from the evening of June 30 to the morning of July 3. Saturday lunch is included in the cost of the workshop.
The class fee is $240 per person and proceeds benefit future workshops. Register here or call 479-253-7444.
This workshop is appropriate for writers of all levels of experience from complete novice to published writer.
7-8:30: Working with your callings, your strengths, and what you love
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Finding your audience and how to reach them
12-1 p.m.: Lunch
1:30-2:45 p.m.: Crafting an action plan
3:30-5:00: Individual laser coaching sessions (20 minutes for each participant) and time to work on your plan
6-7 p.m.: Dinner
7:30-9 p.m.: Open mic to share our writing
9:30-10:30: Gathering for the journey ahead
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the former Kansas Poet Laureate, author or editor of 24 books across genres, and founder of Transformative Language Arts, an emerging field focused on writing, storytelling, and other word arts for community-building, healing, and social change.
Kathryn Lorenzen is a career development consultant who has coached hundreds of creative professionals through career strategy and transitions, and she's also a lifelong singer-songwriter and recording artist.
Together, they offer Your Right Livelihood: an annual class and also an annual retreat about making a living from the work you love.
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to nurture writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, energizes creative expression, stimulates new thinking, and optimizes productivity. Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities hosting over 1,800 writers from 48 states and 13 countries.
How to Make a Practical Living
Write Livelihood: How to Make a Practical Living From Writing with WCDH Alumni Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Kathryn Lorenzen