Business Boot Camp for Writers with Ginger McKnight-Chavers

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM until 03:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Ginger McKnight-Chavers
Length: 1 session, $200

From the first idea you write down, to the release of your first book, the Law seeps into your creative life. Whether you are writing a manuscript, pitching an article or publishing and selling your work, you are not just a writer, but you are an entrepreneur, like it or not. This bootcamp will provide you just enough basic legal and business information to help you navigate your writing life and career off the page.


Topics covered include:





Fair Use

Privacy/Publicity/Obscenity Rights

Should I incorporate myself?

Writing Collaborations

Sales & Marketing Basics


Ginger McKnight-Chavers is a native of Dallas, Texas.  A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Harvard Law School, she worked for many years in the areas of arts/entertainment and corporate law.  She regularly lectures to artists and arts nonprofits on copyright, contracts and other arts law topics. She studied fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute, where she was a Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellow.  Her debut novel, In the Heart of Texas, was released in October, 2016, by She Writes Press, and won the 2016 USA Best Book Award in the category of African American Fiction.  Her short story, The Maslins, appeared in the anthology, Oil and Water: and Other Things That Don’t Mix, and she has contributed articles to Essence, the Huffington Post, New York Family, ShareBlue, and Scribe, among others.  Her website is, and her blog, The TexPatch, can be followed at  McKnight-Chavers resides in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, daughter, and an overweight West Highland White Terrier.

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

Step 2 - Payment: Once you click submit on this form, a new page will appear in your browser with a payment link. Click on the payment link, complete the required information, and submit your payment. 


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Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email




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