Pathways to Publication
These one- or two-day seminars in literary genres, publishing, editing, digital communications, and promotion are open to all CCWC members. They’re a great opportunity to learn, network, and deepen your craft.
Our most recent Pathways to Publication event was a pair of inspiring workshops on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Hyannis. In the morning, Jamie Cat Callan fired up participants’ creativity and inspiration with “Writing from the Right Side of Your Brain.” Then in the afternoon, memoirists Velia Pola and Meikle Paschal helped people turn their family stories and memories into their own Family Memoirs. Read about these workshops here!
Here’s a sampling of other recent offerings:
June 1, 2013: Copyrights Contracts, and Legal Issues for Writers
An enthusiastic group of writers gathered to learn about intellectual property, fair use, and the vocabulary of copyright and contract law. Presenter Sara Beccia, an attorney with Burns & Levinson LLP, shared expertise from her practice counseling clients on copyright protection, publishing agreements and infringement issues.
March 16, 2013: How to Happily be Self-Published
A full-day workshop at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, covering topics including self/indie publishing, print vs. e-books, the rudiments of book preparation, blog-to-book projects, and publicizing and marketing independently published works. The 53 attendees had high praise for the presenters and found the experience enlightening and inspiring.
September 29, 2012: Children’s Book Writers’ Critique Workshop
Our team of successful children’s authors worked intensively on the craft of writing with new and more experienced writers, with a goal to become published in the exciting and ever-changing field of writing for young people, from picture book readers through young adults.
June 1-3, 2012: Weekend With the Agents
This was a simply amazing opportunity for our members to meet literary agents, get their questions answered, find out about trends in the industry, and learn those insider hints on how agents and editors really think.
April 21, 2012: Tandem Creative Writing Workshops
Or members selected from two all-day workshops: one on fiction, the other on poetry. Both workshops were taught by published authors who are also well-respected teachers in their fields. Participants came away feeling inspired.