Mind Your Business! A Law and Business Bootcamp for Writers with Ginger McKnight-Chavers

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM until 4:30 PMEastern Standard Time

    Instructor: Ginger McKnight-Chavers
    3 hour one-day session
    One VIRTUAL workshop date as follows:
    March 13
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants
    $165

     
    Do you have a great book idea, but are afraid to share it?  Once you put pen to paper, do you wonder how you can protect your brilliant prose?  When can you reference a song lyric or other material created by someone else?  Can friends or family prevent you from writing aspects of your personal story? What do you need to know when talking to agents and editors?  Do you need a translator to explain the important terms of agent and other publishing contracts in plain English?

    Writers are, indeed, artists.  But as we share our art with the world, and our artistic endeavors blossom into careers, we become more than just artists.  We become entrepreneurs:  the CEO’s of our creative lives.  This may sound frightening, but it’s actually exciting, and much easier than you realize.  Ginger McKnight-Chavers is a published author, former Gurfein Fellow, and Harvard-trained lawyer with many years of experience in the areas of arts/entertainment law, copyright and contracts.  Her law and business bootcamp will provide you with basic business and legal tips to help you navigate your wild and wonderful path from thinker of great thoughts to published author without fear.

    Topics covered include: Copyright, Contracts, Agent & Publisher Negotiations, Names/Titles/People/Places, Fair Use, Privacy/Publicity Rights, Should I incorporate?, Writing Collaborations, Sales & Marketing Basics.

    Ginger McKnight-Chaversis an author and attorney whose debut novel, In the Heart of Texas (She Writes Press), won the 2016 USA Best Book Award in the category of African American Fiction.  An excerpt from her novel-in-progress, Oak Cliff, appears in the Summer 2019 issue of Solstice as a finalist in their annual literary contest. A native Texan, McKnight-Chavers is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.  She was a Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellow at Sarah Lawrence College and is an instructor in SLC’s Writing Institute. McKnight-Chavers was a contributor to Oil and Water: And Other Things That Don’t Mix, and her work appears in Essence, ShareBlue, The Huffington Post, and other publications.

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    Note: Details about Zoom links and any other information relevant to the workshop will be emailed to you the week before workshops begin. If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-323-6170 or email writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu.

    Refund Policy: No refunds are given on one-day intensives, advanced classes, and yearlong classes where space is limited. 100% refund before 1st class, 50% refund after 1st class, no refunds after 2nd class for all other workshops. ALL cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing. Please contact writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu with questions or to submit a refund request.