It's Bulletin Board Friday!
Thank goodness it’s Friday. The first work days after time off feel sludgy to get through. It’s my husband’s birthday this weekend and we are having a baked potato party. The baked potato is a humble round of wonder. It can go high (caviar and lox fixings) and it can go low (bacon bits, American cheese). I’m excited for a cafeteria style birthday party.
I wanted to check in quickly today because we have a few community members who are looking for more work. I’d like to make this a regular feature here: The Job Board. If you are hiring for a position or looking for work yourself, paid subscribers can write to email@example.com with the subject line “Job Board” and I’ll share your posts at my discretion.
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Today, we’ve got three talented literary citizens with wordsmithing to offer.
First off is Emily Homonoff, one of the two Homonoffs behind the popular series “Reading with Robin” which I am a fan of and have participated in. Emily is a web designer, and she wants to help you freshen up your websites for the new year. Here’s what Emily says:
I haven’t worked with Emily in a graphic design capacity, but I’ve spent time with her in readings, and have always enjoyed her capable, positive attitude. Consider Emily if you need website help, and let her know I sent you so you get the 10% discount!
Next up is the writer and journalist Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma is a friend of mine who, in addition to being a great writer, also runs the Blue Stoop writing center in Philadelphia. Emma is taking on new writers for developmental edits and for coaching. In her words:
I have not worked with Emma in an editorial capacity, but I have witnessed her approaches to writing and to research, and I feel confident that she’ll do a bang-up job with your projects.
Last up today, we have Amy Shearn! Amy is a special light in my life because she was one of the first people to attend the inaugural session of my arts retreat, The Cabins, back when it launched in 2016. Amy and I even shared an editor for a while, and I have worked with her in an editorial capacity—she was my editor at Medium when I had a column there. Amy is organized and creative, with a quirky sense of humor, and she’s landed nonfiction pieces in some of the flashy outlets where we all want to publish. Run, don’t walk to make use of her editorial services! Here’s her Facebook post:
One more item for the job board: The writer Eva Recinos has a great newsletter with over twenty grants, residency deadlines, workshops and other opportunities each month. You can read the latest edition here.
Call me Professor Maum! Next Wednesday, I start my first teaching job where I’m officially linked to a university for a semester. (Until now, I’ve taught workshops and masterclasses at the college and grad level, but not a semester-long course.) I’m teaching an elective on Query Letter writing at Drexel. I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach this class from home because online teaching makes education more accessible for people. Wish me luck!
One of my favorite writers has a podcast: Thank you to editor Emily Griffin for turning me on to the wild, wild ride that is the “Wind of Change” podcast from the writer and journalist Patrick Radden Keefe. This podcast seeks Patrick chasing down a tip that the mega blockbuster song, “The Winds of Change” by the German metal band, Scorpion, might actually have been written…by the CIA?
Save the date: February 16th To celebrate the paperback release of “The Year of the Horses,” I’m doing a memoir workshop with the poet Joy Sullivan on February 16th. Save the date! More info coming soon.
Thanks for being here, and have a restful weekend.
Please note: The posting of your job requests and offerings is at my discretion. If I post, I will disclose whether I have worked with you personally and/or know you if I do decide to share your information.
Baked Potato Bar is one of my favorite party menus. Works for everyone — carnivore, vegan, gluten free.
Winds of Change is a RIDE. Enjoy!