The age of the internet coupled with growth in new technologies has led more people than ever before to work outside of the traditional office. This new environment is ripe for opportunities for freelancers. With this shift in opportunities comes challenges: What work do I find most meaningful? How can I make a living doing it? How can I pitch my stories to publications? How do I promote myself?
Hope Reese, a freelance writer and editor and radio host for the IdeaFestival, will lead this conversation. While the focus of this conversation will be on freelance writing, those working in other fields are invited to join. This is a class for anyone currently working as their own boss -- or anyone who is interested in pursuing this path.
FACILITATOR: Hope Reese is the host of IF Radio. A recent graduate of Harvard Extension School's journalism program, Reese has written for The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and the Courier-Journal among other publications.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The fee for this course, $11.99, includes lunch prepared by CakeFlour. IF University appreciates the support of local businesses who believe, as we do, that "Ideas are everywhere, and anywhere can be a classroom." Click here to learn more about CakeFlour.
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.