2019 Arts Writing Conference

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2019 Arts Writing Conference featuring workshops by Sarah Kaufman, Philip Kennicott, and Matt Cohen

1:00 – 1:30 REGISTRATION and CHECK IN 1:30 - 3:00 ARTS WRITING WORKSHOPS

Registered attendees may select one workshop, first come first served.

A. Arts Writing workshop with Sarah Kaufman. Sarah Kaufman is the chief dance critic for the Washington Post, and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

B. Arts writing workshop with Philip Kennicott. Philip Kennicott is the Washington Post's Art and Architecture critic, and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

C. Arts writing workshop with Matt Cohen. Matt Cohen is the Arts editor for the Washington City Paper.

3:00 - 3:30pm BREAK

3:30 - 5:00pm PUBLIC EVENT

Speeches by Philip Kennicott and Sarah Kaufman Co-interviews with professional and student paper arts editors, including:

Lindsay Paulen, Arts editor of the Geroge Washington University Hatchet

Cordilia James - Arts editor of the American University Eagle

Jade Flint - Arts editor of the Howard University Hilltop

Matt Cohen - Washington City Paper Arts Editor

Chris Kain - The DC Line Editor in Chief

Presentation of an award for service documenting the local arts community to photographer Carol Harrison. Over a fourty year career -- to date -- Carol Harrison has photographed two generations of artists and their artwork in Washington, D.C.

PRE AND POST CONFERENCE MENTOR SESSIONS

Registered attendees may separately apply to participate in one on one mentor meetings with journalists including: Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism), Erin Devine (Washington City Paper), Lorraine Treanor (DC Theatre Scene), Chris Kain (The DC Line), Diane Charnov, and more.

Thanks to our partnering student and professional publications: The Hilltop of Howard University, The GW Hatchet of George Washington University, The Eagle of American University, Tagg Magazine, The DC LINE, and DC Theatre Scene.

Thank you to the American University Art Department for sponsoring our use of the Katzen Arts Center for the conference.

The conference is produced within the DC Arts Writing Fellowship, a project of the non-profit Day Eight. To learn more about Day Eight visit www.DayEight.org.

The Spring 2019 DC Arts Writing Fellows are: Athena Naylor, John Bavoso, Hannah Berk, and Jarod Golub. To apply for the DC Arts Writing Fellowship visit: http://dayeight.org/arts-writing-fellowship/


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