Publishing For Creatives, 8/4

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Publishing For Creatives, 8/4

50.00

with Bridget Watson Payne

Saturday August 4th, 10-12

Limit 15 people

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Dreaming of seeing your work published in book form? Curious about publishing opportunities? Art and design book editor Bridget Watson Payne will help get you closer to that dream, explaining the range of different publishing opportunities out there and offering strategies on how to approach each one. Take a deep dive into publishing and learn how to develop your best idea, craft a compelling pitch, get in touch with a publisher, connect with your book’s audience, and so much more! A talk followed by interactive activities, this class will demystify the publishing process and help get you ready to take your project idea to the next level. Students will leave with an informative handout and a fresh new notebook where they’ve started capturing project ideas already. No materials required other than a pen and your own smart brain. 

Bridget Watson Payne is a writer, artist, and art book editor at esteemed independent publisher Chronicle Books. With over fifteen years of experience in publishing, she has collaborated with hundreds of authors, artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators to make their book ideas a beautiful reality. She has taught at Little Paper Planes, Makeshift Society, the ICON Illustration Conference, and Sketchbook Skool and has spoken at the California Library Association, San Francisco Writer’s Conference, Photo Alliance, California College of the Arts, and many more. Bridget has been featured on KTVU Mornings on 2, Raise Your Hand Say Yes, Cup of Jo, Shondaland, and Women Who Draw, among others. She is also the author of several books including How Art Can Make You Happy. She recently had for her first art show at San Francisco’s Rare Device. She grew up in El Cerrito and lives in San Francisco.