Jul. 6, 2009  

Freelancing Workshop

Miami, Fla.-Now is a time of transition for journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists South Florida is there to help.

For those who have been displaced from full time careers in journalism or for anyone who would like more control over their careers a freelance career may be just the thing for you. So come learn how to build a successful freelance career at a workshop featuring three successful local freelance journalists and editors and moderated by freelance journalist Julie Kay, president of the Society of Professional Journalists South Florida.

Featured speakers are:

  • Oline Cogdill who after 30 years left her full time position at the Sun- Sentinel where she worked on the features desk. She still reviews mystery fiction for the Sun-Sentinel. Her mystery fiction reviews appear in more than 250 newspapers and publication sites worldwide. She also writes author profiles, essays and blogs for Mystery Scene Magazine. She also is a freelance copy editor.
  • Brett Graff is a freelance journalist who contributes to Glamour, Maxim, Ladies’ Home Journal, American Baby, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar and The Miami Herald. Prior to becoming a freelancer she worked as a correspondent for Reuters’ Miami bureau and as a staff writer covering real estate, business and government for Daily Business Review.
  • Tristram Korten is a freelance journalist who covers regional conflicts and environmental issues throughout the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. He also writes travel and adventure stories. His work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Details Magazine, Salon.com, The Miami Herald and Men’s Journal. Previously he was a staff writer and columnist for the Miami New Times.

This important event will take place on Thursday, July 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the main branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library at 101 W. Flagler Street in downtown Miami. Parking is $5 including validation. We’ve created directions you can download and print.

Please RSVP to Alana Roberts at 702-523-4111 or aroberts27@gmail.com by Wednesday, July 15.

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