Panel to Discuss Freelance Writing, Publishing Opportunities

April 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

The life of a writer sounds glamorous, right? You can set your own schedule, write in your pajamas and pen whatever your heart desires. Wrong. Writing is a lot of work and you want to get paid for it, eventually.

The University of South Carolina Upstate will host a two-hour panel discussion to help get your creative juices flowing and your mind set on Freelance Writing and Publishing, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Sansbury Campus Life Center, Room 319.

Since so few people become an overnight success like J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, you have to put in the work and often that means beginning as a freelance writer. The panelists — successful writers, editors and publishers – will share their experiences and advice for those interested in beginning a career through freelance opportunities in print, online and social media

Panelists are: Brock Adams, author of Ember and senior instructor of English, USC Upstate; Kristen Boye, a natural health and green-living copywriter and content marketer at Holistic Writing Concepts; Latria Graham, a writer, editor and cultural critic with publications like The Guardian, ESPNW, Teen Vogue, The New York Times; and Betsy Teter, editor and director of development for the Hub City Writers Project.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The discussion is sponsored by the USC Upstate Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Division of Languages, Literature and Composition.