Improv for Beginners
August 15, 2019
Want to be a better public speaker? Want to be more confident when you meet new people? Want to learn how to more easily let loose, play and HAVE FUN? Improv is for you! This workshop, led by Planet Ant instructors, is for people who are curious about improv and want to get a taste for what it’s about.
The Art of Poetry: An Open Mic Night Experience
August 19, 2019
Enjoy an open mic night in an intimate setting at The Detroit Writing Room at 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome to share their poetry, songs or creativity. Hosted by Detroit poet Kompozition, participants and the audience will enjoy the art of spoken word. Performances will be recorded to document the artistry and give participants the opportunity to relive the evening. Cover charge is $10. Pay below or at the door. Refreshments are included.
How to Truly Profit from Writing a Bestselling Book as an Entrepreneur
August 26, 2019
Ever thought of writing a book for your business? Maybe you’re not sure what topic to pick or how to monetize it after you’re done. Once you see what a book can truly do for your business, you won’t want to continue to put it off. After this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop led by book coach Vickie Gould, you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what creates a profitable book (and it’s not about royalties), know at what stage of business it’s best to write a book and create your own personalized roadmap of how to leverage that book to six-figures and beyond. Tickets are $35.
Boss Ladies Night Out Downtown
August 29, 2019
Join the Boss Ladies Referral Crew for a Night Out Downtown! Any lady is welcome to attend this networking event to meet fellow Boss Ladies who run their own businesses and startups. There will be drinks provided by SEEN Magazine and appetizers from A2020Reservations and Mistry Weddings and Events. Enjoy a relaxing night out with friends and meet new ones at this Boss Ladies event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Yoga for Writers
September 7, 2019
Whether you’re brand new to your mat or you’ve been practicing for years, everyone can benefit from this all-levels yoga class. Certified yoga instructor Lindsay Madison will go over basic breathing techniques/postures, answer questions and provide personal adjustments to deepen your practice. Immediately following our yoga session you’ll receive a complimentary notebook to participate in our guided journaling experience. The combination of yoga and journaling is designed to elevate your writing and provide clarity so you can access your authentic voice. Post-yoga refreshments will be served. Please bring your own mat. Tickets are $25. Class runs 10-11:45 a.m.
Get Known: Personal Branding for Freelancers
September 9, 2019
This 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop will cover how to position yourself in the market to stand out, whether you are looking for a new job or working as a freelancer. In this workshop you will complete personal branding exercises to define your expertise, learn how to create a content plan that engages your audience and learn eight ways to stand out in a crowded market and become known. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 for more workshops.
How to Build a Writing Career
September 10, 2019
Writing is an art, but if you want to make writing your career, it needs to be a business, too. During this 7-8:30 p.m. workshop led by writer and editor Lisa Howard, we’ll talk about how to interweave your interests and aspirations with viable ways of making money as a writer — it literally pays to develop your brand and your message. From crafty networking tactics to lesser-known types of writing assignments, you’ll walk away with a clearer idea of which direction to take next. Successful writers are also organized businesspeople! Tickets are $25.
So You Wanna Launch A Podcast
September 11, 2019
Podcasting is the fastest-growing medium in America, with over half the country having listened to one, and 70% having at least some familiarity with them. Audio goes places that video can’t, and a podcast is a great tool to connect fans of your brand. In this 7-8:30 p.m. workshop, podcast producer Jon Gay of JAG in Detroit will cover everything from buying equipment on any budget, launching a pod, common podcaster mistakes and how to leverage your existing fan base to grow your show. Early bird tickets are $30. Price increases to $35 on Sept. 4.
Get Hired: Finding Clients as a Freelancer
September 16, 2019
The best way to find clients is through referrals. In this 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop, Laura Khalil will share how she has built a referral based business through thought leadership. You will leave this workshop with several new strategies that can take your career to the next level. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 for more workshops.
Get Paid: Six-Figure Freelancing
September 23, 2019
If you’re tired of working by the hour, join Laura Khalil as she shares how to set rate to build a six-figure freelancing business. In this workshop you will learn why you should never set hourly rates, how to determine the appropriate rate and why it’s not the same for every client, and what every proposal should include. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 for more workshops.
How to Self-Publish & Promote Like a Pro
September 25, 2019
Author Sarah Ordo has six self-published books and has learned the ins and outs of how to do it on your own! In this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop, Sarah will share her self-publishing process, how Kindle Direct Publishing works, how she outsourced specific freelancers to help in the process, how earning book royalties works and also how to self-promote your book to success without a publishing team behind you! Early bird tickets are $35 until Aug. 31.
Pitch Your Story Competition
October 10, 2019
Do you have what it takes to convince a panel of journalists to publish your story? Find out at The Detroit Writing Room’s Pitch Your Story Competition. Presenters get 3 minutes to pitch their business, nonprofit, event, cause or personal story in front of a panel of judges from the media. The first-place winner will have their story published online and in a print issue of SEEN Magazine. To enter the pitch competition, click here.
How to Write a Book for Your Business in 30 Days
November 21, 2019
Participate in National Novel Writing Month by writing a business book in 30 days. Book coach Vickie Gould will teach you how in this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop! Time is the scapegoat many use as the reason why they can’t write their book. The truth is that lack of clarity is what keeps most from finishing. Once you know exactly what topic is the best for your business, it becomes simple to map out how to write it. You will leave with a clear understanding of the best topic to pick for your business book — one that will grow your business for years to come. You will create your own personalized calendar to write your book in 30 days and learn a simple structure for the contents of your book. Tickets are $35.