Conventions and Workshops

Head of Programming  for Cascade Writers 03/2013 – 8/2017

  • Created dynamic and inclusive programming for events based on budget
  • Researched authors, agents, and editors for potential workshops
  • Invited high-level speakers and workshop leaders and maintained contact
  • Documented feedback on programming for each event, what worked and did not
  • Managed event Leads to ensure proper planning, running of event, and follow-up
  • Workshops included editing, craft, and business aspects of writing and publishing

Writing Track Lead for Rustycon  01/2015-1/2017 and Editing and Publishing Track lead for Norwescon 04-2016-Current

  • Created dynamic and inclusive programming to fit convention needs
  • Researched authors, agents, and editors for panels and writing workshops
  • Invited high-level speakers and workshop leaders and maintained contact
  • Placed speakers on panels for their areas of expertise
  • Planned, organized, and placed speakers on mini writing workshops – from critique sessions to flash competitions to information based lectures

Writing Workshop Organizer for Westercon 69 07/2016 and Anglicon in 2016 & 2017.

  • Took over the writing workshop and organized sessions
  • Matched attendees to critique leaders
  • Delivered manuscripts to pros
  • Attended workshops to be sure everything went smoothly

Panelist for Writing, Editing, Publishing, Social Media, and Social Justice Topics Tracks

  • Rustycon
  • Worldcon
  • Norwescon
  • Orycon
  • Westercon 69
  • Anglicon
  • Cascade Writers
  • PBS