Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gene Marrano on 'Writing for This Market'

Gene Marrano is probably the best known freelance journalist in this region, and with good reason. He's everywhere: newspapers, magazines, television and radio. He has worked nationally for a number of publications, as well, mostly covering sports.

For Gene, journalism is a relatively new undertaking, but he has gone at it with an enthusiasm that has kept him busier than anybody else who is plying the trade as a freelancer in this region. Many will tell you that this is a difficult place to make a living as a freelance journalist, but Gene Marrano will tell you how to do it Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m. at Center in the Square (second floor) in downtown Roanoke as part of the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge's Writers Workshop Series. The event is free and open to the public.

For anyone who wants to break into the freelance market or simply wants to know how it works (what the editors want, what they pay, how much time it takes to produce a story, whether you should bother to learn photography, and a lot more), Gene will get into the specifics at this workshop.

Here are the details:

Gene Marrano - "Freelance Writing in This Market"
August 18
7-8:30 p.m.
Presented by The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge
2nd Floor Galleries Center in the Square Roanoke, VA

Admission: FREE

For more information or to register for these free workshops please contact:

Rhonda Hale
or 540.224.1205

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