Explore how to find money to support a writer's work.
This seminar is open to writers in all genres. Participants should bring their most recent resume and a short list of "dream" projects. If given an endless supply of time, money and resources (collaborators, technology, training, etc), what would you write about/create/learn/research? How much time and money would you need, exactly? What else would you require to make these dreams come true?
As part of the seminar DPL Librarians will highlight grant writing resources available at the Library and Maise Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, will discuss the Artist in Residency opportunities available through Caldera.
Dr. Emily Carr has said she "writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes ... called divorce poems." She has lived all over the world and is the author of several collections and chapbooks of poems. She earned an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. She is the program director of the low-residency MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades.
Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Maesie Speer is passionate about building inclusive and nurturing creative spaces. She is currently the Arts Center Programs Manager at the Caldera Arts Center outside Sisters where she lives and works. A life-long performance-maker, Maesie was a company member with Hand2Mouth Theatre for 10 years and participated in residencies at Playa, Caldera, and EMPAC and toured regionally and nationally. She has also performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Sojourn Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Artists Repertory Theatre, among others. Maesie volunteers as a board member with the Arts & Culture Alliance of Central Oregon and as a program committee member with ScaleHouse.