building an audience & shameless self-promotion
this saturday! 11a. free!
Full-time freelance writers Joseph Hayes and Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor know a thing or two about the art of shameless self-promotion.
The food critic for Orlando Magazine, Joseph works for print and online publications worldwide and is an award-winning playwright and producer of the Jazz On Edge music series. His current project, 13in13.net, has attracted the attention of the Orlando Sentinel and The Daily City, who have written feature pieces about the year-long event, and two live segments on Good Day Orlando — all for free.
Jennifer has spent more than 25 years as a journalist and editor, having edited and/or written thousands of stories about travel, food, health and science, government issues, politics and the arts, along with international travel guides, novels and biographies.
Together they know the ins and outs of capturing an editors attention and what a successful press release requires. Jennifer can spot a bad press campaign from 50 paces; Joseph is a master of guerilla marketing and building a faithful audience. Together they will show you how to get an editor, and an audience, to pay attention, by crafting an attractive press release and exploring what (if anything) is newsworthy about you art.
we’re partnering with orlando’s own SAK comedy lab tomorrow, february 2 for a FREE intro to improv class! all are welcome - whether you’ve been curious about taking a class or just have been to a show and want to learn more!
rediscover the fun of making things up! in this workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills needed to improvise including listening, saying yes, commitment, and most of all, fun! the only thing you need to come with is a good attitude and a readiness to play.
SAK has been performing and teaching improv for over 30 years. their teachers come from a wide range of professional performance experience and our alumni have gone on to hollywood, broadway, and las vegas. SAK has been helping people participate in the joy of improv longer and better than anyone in the southeastern united states.
don’t miss this opportunity.
beer brewing | 12.15.12 | 11a | downtown credo
we’ll look at history, discuss of some types of beer, and will focus on the actual production of ale from pure grain barley. includes a step-by-step brewing procedure demonstration covering the entire process from selection of ingredients to bottling. you’ll leave able to create your own recipes and make delicious home-made brews with supplies and ingredients available locally or online.
i trust in the ever-changing climate of the heart (at least, today i feel that way). i think it is necessary to have many experiences for the sake of feeling something; for the sake of being challenged, and for the sake of being expressive, to offer something to someone else, to learn what we are capable of.
are you a songwriter, poet, or prose writer? a group of local writers will be facilitating a time in which to share your works-in-progress. together we will talk about how to praise and critique so that we can sharpen one another as artists while helping each other creatively and effectively tell stories.
all levels are welcome - whether you’re a student, publishing regularly, or you’ve never published a word in your life.
bring four copies of pieces you’d like to work through.
about the facilitator:
janay garrick recently completed her master’s degree in cross-cultural studies / children at risk from fuller theological seminary. while there, she was the editor and a contributing writer for the semi, the seminary’s weekly on-campus magazine. she recently served as co-editor and contributing poet for offerings: a creative anthology, a book-length collection of poetry, prose, essay, art, and photography. since 2006, she’s been working as a professional writer. as a recent transplant from los angeles, janay is hoping to find a group of writers in orlando who can push and encourage one another toward creation and publication. janaygarrick.wordpress.com
come join us and add to the conversation!
Sponsored by the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida.
What is a brand? Why do you need one? Did you know you already ARE one? Join us as we explore the art and science of creating your personal brand while we perform a company and personal makeover of one of Central Florida’s most tasty businesses Chunky Chocolate Brownie Pops and their creator, Mel King!
We want to help you understand the importance of developing your brand, learn the steps to help you do so and watch the brand transformation of Mel King of Chunky Chocolate Brownie Pops.
Su Laing: an artist and commercial designer for over 20 years, with branding experience including Marvel and DC Comics, Lysol, Airiwck, Ragu, Lipton, Playboy, Hello Kitty, and the Twilight movie franchise. She is also a jewelry designer, fashion and beauty blogger.
Safia Michelle: an entrepreneur and a fixture in Orlando’s fashion and entertainment scene. She’s worked as Creative Key for fashion shows and with Orlando’s elite communities. She’s now expanding her career to the world of feature films and commercials.
Mel King: a “mompreneur” and native Floridian, Mel King was born and raised in Ocala, FL. In addition to her passion for sweets and chocolate, Mel also has a passion for the medical field. She holds a degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration and when not making brownie lollipops she attends classes to obtain a degree in surgical technology. Mel is the proud mother of a 13 year old daughter and 5 year old son.
plant a flag on the web. make sure people can see your work online, but even more importantly: write! make sure people can read evidence of your thought process. it’s not enough to show the work; you need to describe the problem at hand and how you went about solving it. when i’m interviewing designers, the work gets you in the door, but it’s your mouth that gets you hired.mike monteiro
balance is at its most beautiful when its about to collapse.
i like mixing colors, and spacing out, and making paintings that look like failures. i enjoy worthless activity – doing things i can’t explain later on, spending time and receiving no return on my investment. sometimes i waste so much time, i forget to worry, and hate myself, and stress, and then sometimes i begin to feel good. this isn’t an argument for inspiration, i don’t think, but for the necessity of a willed suspension of critical judgment; something like naiveté, and perhaps a warning about the dangers of its total evacuation. sometimes this removal of imminent censure is the only thing that allows me to grow, to change, to trust myself… painting is an excuse to make a space for bad moves and experiments - a stupid space.molly zuckerman hartung
the advice i like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. if you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. all the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself… inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. you feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and i find that’s almost never the case.chuck close