Broward Arts Journalism Alliance


​​​​​​​​baja-arthiveadsocial.jpgHow to be an Arts Writer 
Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) Workshop
Practical and inspiring advice from leading South Florida arts writers and editors
Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 5 pm
Creation Station
Broward Main Library 7th floor
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
With blogging and social media, it seems anyone can be a writer. But what does it take to get paid for your writing? In this full-day workshop, professional journalists will provide insights on becoming an art writer; from how to pitch, who to write for and styles of arts writing.
The day will include attending a live performance followed by a writing assignment and opportunity to workshop your writing directly with professional editors from local publications. Finish the day with a completed piece of edited art writing and contacts to pitch your work.
·         10 am: Introduction
·         10:15 am: Writers panel with Q-and-A
·         Noon: “Holding on to Letting Go” Fringe Festival performance at Stache
·         1 pm: Lunch on the 8th floor of Broward Main Library
·         2 pm: Writing workshop
·         3-4 pm: Editors workshop
·         4:30 pm: Final panel with the Editors
$10. Tickets include lunch and festival ticket. Doors open at 9:30 am and close at 5:30 pm.
Guest Speakers morning (to date)
1.   Nila Do Simon, Editor-in-Chief Venice Magazine
2.   Eric Barton, freelance writer
3.   Michelle Solomon, Editor-in-Chief Miami ArtZine
Guest Editors afternoon (to date)
1.   Thomas Swick, writer/author
4.   Vanessa Garcia, Assistant Editor The Miami Rail


Call to Writers Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Program 2017 Application

Cultural Division - 100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
James Shermer - - (954) 357-7502
Logos for the National Endowment for the Arts and ART WORKS This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts