TypewriterAre you a storyteller? Want to be one? Study the craft of character, plot, setting and voice with short story writer and editor Lee Griffith. Full course credit in only five weeks!

June 22 – July 23 | M, T, W, R | 2pm – 4:30pm | Arnold Hall 222

Graduates register for: WRIT 705 Techniques of Fiction

Undergraduates register for: WRIT 320 The Art of Story Writing

 

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Poetter-Hall_Fall-2014_MN_SNInterested in learning more about SCAD Writing? Join us for breakfast at AWP! Current SCAD writers, professors, and students will be available to talk about our undergraduate, graduate, degree and certificate programs. Shoot the breeze, learn about SCAD and our Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Lacoste, France campuses. It’s free and open to all AWP conference attendees.

Thursday, April 9

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m

Minneapolis Convention Center

Level 2, 203 A

 

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BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers.

During the four-month program, the writers in this fellowship will benefit from career mentorship and editorial guidance while receiving financial support.

These writers will focus on personal essay writing, cultural reportage, and profiles. During their time in fellowship, writers will be expected to pitch, report, and write. Mentorship within the program will focus on teaching writers how to thrive as freelancers and staff writers.

Ideal candidates for this program will have ambitious ideas and a proven desire to publish work that creates an impact on cultural conversations. The product of the fellowship will be published by BuzzFeed. The writers selected for the fellowship will work with BuzzFeed News’ senior editorial staff and be based in New York. Fellows will receive a stipend of $12,000.

To apply, click here.

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The deadlines are near! World Trade Center Savannah is accepting resumes for the Summer Internship Program until April 15th and resumes for the Fall Internship Program until April 22nd.

World Trade Center Savannah offers a unique 5-month internship program in which a formal recruiting and interview process takes place. Applicants have the opportunity to apply and interview for up to two departments: including Finance, Trade Services, Programs & Events, Economic Research and/or Marketing.

The structured internship program requires interns to work as a team as well as individually. The program is flexible in that interns are able to set their own schedules based on school and other responsibilities. Each intern has a department head who they report to and gain guidance from. The interns are included and encouraged to attend all WTCSav events including board meetings, global education programs, networking events and others as appropriate. Our program offers interns critical insight into corporate management, international business transactions and negotiations, marketing and programs, trade research, cross-cultural business etiquette and corporate finance.

It is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

For more information visit: wtcsavannah.org/about/intern-program

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Registration Underway

Mediabistro’s Digital Marketing Boot Camp advances careers

April 13-May 15

Learn how to launch successful digital marketing campaigns and earn a Mediabistro certification in the process. In collaboration with SCAD Writing, Mediabistro has created a special five-week boot camp that addresses everything you need to know — from search engine optimization to website analytics and social media marketing to brand strategy.

Register today

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Lots of wonderful events scheduled for the spring!

April 2nd  

Erik Larson Reading 7:00 SCADShow (with A Cappella Books)

April 6th  

Alumni Panel 6:00 Ivy Hall

April 28th    

Man Martin Student Workshop 2:00 Ivy Hall

Man Martin Reading 6:30 Ivy Hall

May 4th    

Cinda Williams Chima Student Workshop 3:30 Ivy Hall

Cinda Williams Chima Lecture 6:30 SCADShow

May 26th

Adam Robinson Lecture 6:30 Ivy Hall

May 27th    

Chuck Palahnuik Reading 7:00 SCADShow (with A Cappella Books)

Celeste Ng Reading 7:00 Ivy Hall (with A Cappella Books)

All events are free for SCAD students, alums, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited at the workshops, and advanced registration is required.

For more information, please contact Catherine Ramsdell

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The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Invites You to Celebrate Flannery O’Connor’s 90th Birthday!

This lively celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor’s 90th birthday will offer family fun, live music and more. Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs, and sing along. Live music throughout the event will be provided by a cavalcade of singer songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band.

Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings, or the author’s life are encouraged but optional. The parade launches around:

Lafayette Square

Sunday, March 29

3pm

Free and open to the public.

All Writers Are Local Somewhere

The Book Lady Bookstore’s beloved Local Author Day is back. It will be held in Lafayette Square in concert with all the other fun events. Come meet your favorite authors and SCAD Professors of Writing. This is the one event in Savannah that embraces all of our local & regional authors, without whom we would not know where we live. (Writers who are interested in having a table can still contact Joni Saxon-Giusti.)

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Live music, great art, games, crafts, chicken* bingo, and literature! Gorillas, tramps, farmers, and clergy! All converging in one wonderful afternoon. Vintage costumery at the Civvies table, and face-painting with the girls of St. Vincent’s Academy. Make your own parade sign or Spin Art with ArtRise. Refreshments from the Sentient Bean. And more. Birthday cake to immediately follow the parade.

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Submit to RivetJournal.comRivet: the journal of writing that risks,  is dedicated to not only publishing the best experimental, genre-bending work, but also to restoring the author-editor relationship. Rivet seeks to develop and nurture writers. Submit your work now.

 

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ParhamKordsmeierSince graduating from journalism school five years ago, Kate Parham Kordsmeier has been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, Esquire, Every Day with Rachael Ray and dozens more. She also develops recipes for publications like Cooking Light, FITNESS and Shape, and she is the Atlanta Expert for About.com, the culinary expert for the state of Georgia and the author of the cookbook Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach

What Kate’s Looking For:

Needless to say, I’m very busy and could use an extra set of hands! So I’m hiring my first ever intern. This is not your run of the mill internship–you won’t be getting coffee, I promise. I’m looking for self-motivated journalism students (ideally someone who is aspiring to be a freelancer writer) to help me with story research, interviews, recipe testing and even writing. You’ll have the opportunity to earn bylined work, so my intern must have excellent writing and communication skills, experience with reporting and proficiency in Gmail and Google docs, Microsoft Office Suite and CMS systems like WordPress. If you’re passionate about food and travel, that’s a plus (most of my writing revolves around those two topics).

To apply, please submit your resume (including GPA and any relevant extra curriculars) and two writing samples by emailing me with the subject line FREELANCE INTERNSHIP. You don’t need to submit a formal cover letter, but in the body of your email, please tell me a bit about yourself and why you’re interested in this internship. Requirement: You need to be based in Atlanta or have the ability to meet at my Buckhead office on a bi-weekly basis. This internship is unpaid, but between the experience you’ll gain, the clips you’ll earn and the time you’ll spend with me (i.e. you can pick my brain about how to make great money as a full-time freelance food and travel writer), it will be well worth your time. I’m willing to work with your school to help you earn class credit, as well.

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