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Friday, April 29 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
3F: Non-Fiction Career Building: From Article to Book and Back Again FILLING

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How does a nonfiction book emerge from an essay or article? And how can publishing that book lead to more work as a writer and create a bigger platform for your career? In this seminar, Michael Blanding and Ethan Gilsdorf -- two seasoned authors and journalists -- will discuss how to establish your expertise by writing essays and articles, and how these publications can lead to nonfiction book deals. They'll also look at how having published a book becomes a springboard for more short-form nonfiction work, and how the ability to write for newspapers, magazines, and online publications is an essential skill in marketing and promoting your book, establishing your credentials in a niche area, and potentially making a living as a journalist/freelancer/author. Come with questions, and you'll emerge with concrete ideas for building your own nonfiction writing career. 

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Michael Blanding

Michael Blanding is a Boston-based investigative journalist whose work has appeared in WIRED, Slate, The Nation, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Boston Magazine. His latest book, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps was published by Gotham Books in 2014 and named a New York Times Bestseller and an NPR Book of the Year. His first book, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the... Read More →
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Ethan Gilsdorf

Journalist, memoirist, essayist, critic, poet, teacher and geek Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of the award-winning travel memoir investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. A former Paris-based food and film critic and travel writer, and now based in Providence, RI, Gilsdorf covers and comments on pop culture, the arts, travel, media, and... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tremont Room