UM to Host ‘Writing at Work’ Conference

January 28, 2016

MISSOULA – Writing at Work, a conference hosted by the University of Montana Creative Writing Program, is slated for Friday, March 11. The conference, which connects UM students with successful, creative professionals who use their liberal arts education in their working lives, will be held from noon to 5 p.m., in the University Center Theater. It is free and open to the public.

Web entrepreneurs, freelance journalists, agents, editors and screenwriters will share with current students how they use reading, writing and analysis in their jobs.

The conference schedule follows:

  • 12:10 p.m.: Freelancing on the Web and in Print
  • 1:10 p.m.: Using your Skills in Business
  • 2:10 p.m.: Writing for the Screen
  • 3:10 p.m. Book Publications
  • 4:10 p.m. Getting Started: Baby Steps

 Visit the conference website for a listing of each session’s presenters and their full bios at http://hs.umt.edu/creativewriting/writing-at-work/default.php.The conference is sponsored by UM alumnus and R2C Group Chairman Tim O’Leary and UM’s Creative Writing Program in collaboration with UM’s Student Involvement Network.

For more information call 406-243-5267 or email creativewriting@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Karin Schalm, UM Creative Writing Program coordinator, 406-243-5267, karin.schalm@mso.umt.edu.