AMIA Writer’s Workshop

Posted on September 3, 2015

Wednesday . November 18  .  1:30pm – 5:30pm
Get it in Writing: The First Annual AMIA Writer’s Workshop

Led by AMIA colleagues with experience on both sides of the writing process (Donald Crafton and Susan Ohmer: authors, professors and current co-editors of The Moving Image; Devin Orgeron: author, professor, co-chair of AMIA’s Publications Committee, and former editor of The Moving Image; Regina Longo: author and associate editor at Film Quarterly; Karen Gracy: author, professor and former editor of The Moving Image; and Melissa Dollman, author, rogue archivist, and co-chair of the AMIA Publications Committee), this workshop is organized under the premise that members of the AMIA community (academics, collectors, archivists, students, etc.) should be publishing variously and widely.

Participants will learn the process first-hand while preparing a manuscript and/or proposal for potential submission. The workshop leaders will assist in drafting, help participants decide where to submit their work, answer questions, and give advice that will help participants navigate a process that can be intimidating.

By September 16. Applicants are required to submit a current CV, a draft (any stage – but no more than 8000 words) of the work they will bring to the workshop, and a brief (200 word) description of what they hope the workshop can help them achieve. This can be something written for a class that they were encouraged to publish, a piece that started as a conference paper, something they’ve begun on their own based on original research, etc.  Please submit your draft to Melissa Dollman here.

By October 9. Applicants will be notified about approval for the workshop. Payment for the workshop must be within five days of approval.  Workshop fee is $100.

Please note: You must be pre-approved for this workshop. All workshops must meet minimum attendance. Should that minimum not be met by October 9, 2015, the workshop will be cancelled and your fees refunded.