Join acclaimed writer Kathleen McGhee-Anderson when she reads from the play Bearden and Billie, which explores the love story between famed collage artist Romare Bearden and the actor, dancer, and director Wilhelmina “Billie” Allen.

Kathleen McGhee-Anderson is an American television and film writer, producer, playwright and poet. Among the first African Americans to write for the screen, she has contributed to some of the most renowned shows of the last few decades, including Soul FoodGreenleaf, and Lincoln Heights.

After the reading, McGhee-Anderson joins Dr. Walter Evans for a conversation about the lives and letters that inspired the play. The conversation is moderated by Joël Díaz, director of the SCAD Museum of Art’s Evans Center for African American Studies. Established in 2011, the Evans Center celebrates the imaginative breadth and expressive legacy of African American art and culture.

DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 3

TIME: 5 p.m. EDT

LOCATION: Arnold Hall Theater, 1810 Bull St., Savannah, GA

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email jdiaz@scad.edu

Attend a master class with legendary playwright and artist Robert Wilson on the stage of Arnold Hall Theater.

Date: Friday, October, 8
Time: 12 p.m. EST
Location: Arnold Hall Theater, Savannah

To reserve a seat, email Chris Millis, Chair of the Writing Department: cmillis@scad.edu

Mr. Wilson will be discussing his writing and creative process, his approach to avant garde theater adaptation of classic works, and his iconic stage collaborations.

For more information about Robert Wilson, click here.

Join Assistant Director of Career Success Joseph Schwartzburt and Coordinator of Student Success and Advising Tiffany Udvadia for a virtual presentation about finding, landing, and getting the most out of your Writing internship.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the process of devising an internship search strategy that best serves your needs. You’ll also get tips and insights into how make the most of your internship experience.

WRIT Department Internship Best Practices Workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 6

Time: 5pm – 6pm EDT

Register Here

Award-winning essayist and poet Amy Wright shares how innovating within your discipline — whether nonfiction writing, poetry, film, tech, or more — can move forward tough conversations on identity, equity, and justice.

Wright is an award-winning essayist and the author of three poetry books and six chapbooks. Her essays appear in The Georgia Review, Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review, and Minding Nature, among other publications. She is also the nonfiction editor of Zone 3 Press and has twice been awarded Peter Taylor Fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop. She has also received an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and a fellowship to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Wednesday, September 29

11am EDT

Register Here.

 

Great series for anyone who wants to freelance!

PART 1 June 3rd at 12 pm ET – Freelancing 101
To get started as a freelancer, you need to understand the marketplace, how to network, the basic rules of contracts, and everything about invoices and earnings. Join SCADFILM Senior Executive Director Leigh Seaman for Freelancing 101, part one of a three-part series dedicated to freelancing, updated to include policies and procedures implemented around covid-19 protocols. This session will walk the new freelancer through the basic steps of getting started, including résumés, reels, and interviewing; positioning yourself for hire; and how to smartly manage income and expenses. The session will also include best practices for freelancers based on input from producers and executives who are hiring.

PART 2 June 8th at 12 pm ET -Freelancing Gig Management
Freelancers must be able to balance three main tasks at any given time: managing the current job, finding the next job, and getting paid for the previous job. This session offers tips and tricks for structuring a freelance business to ensure positive cash flow and consistent work, including recommendations for how to monitor job postings and find new opportunities. The session will also address how to know what’s right for you when considering hourly, daily, weekly, or project rates. We will also welcome a representative from Georgia Lawyers for the Arts to discuss contracts.

PART 3 June 10th at 12 pm ET – Freelance Operations Management
In this session, we’ll take a look at the important details outside of the gig itself, including rules around 1099 employees, how to obtain health insurance, details around workers compensation policies and union and work-for-hire designations, and the best job posting sites and tips, tricks, and hacks from successful freelancers. The session will also feature information from Georgia Lawyers for the Arts about legal services.

Learn more or register.

Graduating this Spring? Looking for jobs or internships? Or maybe you’re just starting your grad or undergrad career at SCAD and want to be linked into the professional writing community? Join our LinkedIn group, SCAD Writes!

SCAD Writes links employers, students, and alumni of the SCAD Writing program. On SCAD Writes, you have access to industry news, training resources, and professional opportunities posted by SCAD colleagues and alumni, as well as your professors and Career Success Advisors. Get connected to recruiters and companies looking for writers and editors like you.

Create your own account on LinkedIn, and Join SCAD Writes now!

Join New York Times bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton for the latest installment of the (re)Phrase literary series. In this candid conversation on art, process, and advocating for greater representation in the publishing industry, Clayton discusses her influential and prolific work as the author of Young Adult fiction and as COO of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books.

Clayton is the author of The New York Times bestselling YA fantasy series The Belles and the recently released middle-grade fantasy series The Marvellers. She is also the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology, now a Netflix original series. Follow @brownbookworm on Instagram and Twitter.

About ‘(re)Phrase’
(re)Phrase celebrates contemporary Black literature through readings and conversations with resonant authors and poets. The series is programmed by the SCAD Museum of Art’s Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies.

About ‘Guests and Gusto’
Tune in to the SCAD virtual series Guests and Gusto for conversations and content with leading cultural voices. Meet the creators and innovators remaking creative industries and get essential insight to guide your career in art, design, and entertainment.

This event is open to the public.

Date: May 10

Time: 2 p.m.

Register to tune in.

Enter the all-virtual world of SCAD GamingFest for conversations and panel discussions with top game developers, exclusive access to new SCAD games and content, and insights from industry leaders about one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.

So many great panels including: 

Screenwriting for Games: The Challenge of Choice-Based Narratives

Panelists: Patric Verrone, writer, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Futurama: Game of Drones, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow; Sande Chen, writer, The Witcher, Terminus; Marianne Krawczyk, writer, God of War franchise, Skylanders, Knack-2, Far Cry, Prince of Persia, Shank, Shank 2
Moderated by: Lauren O’Connor, librarian, Writers Guild Foundation

From huge triple-A games to interactive online novels, engaging storytelling requires the right mix of imaginative prose and strategic writing. Join successful game writers as they talk about pitching and writing choice-based narratives, how the writers’ room in a game company differs from television series or films, and the various ways writers are utilized in the game development process.

This session produced in partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation.

Student passes are available!

Award-winning authors Jesse J. Holland, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Glenn Parris — whose work is featured in the new anthology Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, published by Titan Books and Marvel — share insight on science fiction, fantasy, Afrofuturism, and the enduring power of Wakanda. The panel discussion is presented on the occasion of the exhibition Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, on view at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film through Sept. 12, 2021.

 

Date: Thursday, April 1

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Register to tune in

Join Architectural Digest’s David Kaufman and New York Times bestselling author Justina Blakeney as they discuss her latest book, Jungalow: Decorate Wild. In this SCADstyle event, they impart wisdom on how to navigate media channels and cultivate creative careers in writing and design.

Date: Thursday, March 25

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Register: https://ev14.perigonlive.com/1-evtac0f48cb160448a0a62dbf5ea5af910a

Panelists
David Kaufman, digital director, Architectural Digest @kaufmandavidnyc @archdigest
Justina Blakeney, founder, Jungalow @justinablakeney @thejungalow


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