How to Talk About Your Book at a Cocktail Party with Katrin Schumann

$100, $90 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 12 students

Students will meet in the third floor Heinen Design Lab, 533 Eaton Street

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Class Description

Bestselling author Katrin Schumann helps writers cut through the noise with tools to succinctly explain their work. More fun than an elevator pitch, and certainly more festive, the cocktail party one-liner helps authors grab the attention of would-be readers. Brush up on the enjoyable side of self-promotion – just in time for the holiday party season.

Meet Your Instructor

Katrin Schumann is the bestselling author of the novels The Forgotten Hours (Lake Union 2019) and This Terrible Beauty (Lake Union 2020), as well as five collaborative nonfiction titles. She teaches at GrubStreet (Boston), was an instructor in PEN New England’s Prison Writing program, and leads sessions at writers conferences such as Writers Digest, AWP etc. As the Program Coordinator for the Key West Literary Seminar, she runs their workshop program and awards scholarship funds for writers, teachers and librarians. Before going freelance, Katrin worked at NPR, where she won the Kogan Media Award. Her work has been featured on TODAY, Talk of the Nation, and in The London Times, as well as other national and international media outlets, and she has a regular writing column on GrubWrites. Katrin studied languages at Oxford and journalism at Stanford. Born in Germany, she lives in Boston and Key West.

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