Mindshift: The Business of Writing
Starts: Sat 21 Oct 2017
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €60/€50 Members
10.30am-11.40am: Do's and Don'ts of Application Writing with Valerie Bistany: Learn how to communicate more effectively and present your best self on the page. Topics will include how to draft a quality writer's CV, how to make your application stand out from the rest and what to avoid.
11.50am –1.00pm: Copyright & Authors’ Rights with Samantha Holman: What is copyright and what does it allow and prevent? Is it a barrier to innovation or does it adequately protect creators’ rights. Find out all you need to know on getting legal advice for writers, to issues of plagerism and (illegal) downloads, etc.
2pm-3.10pm: Managing your Taxes with Gaby Smyth: When it comes to understanding and managing your own taxes you’re not alone. This presentation is led by a leading accountant and tax specialist operating in the arts sector.
3.20pm-4.30pm: Writers' Contracts with Conor Kostick: There is always a tension between the ideal author-publisher agreement and the attainable. Each clause, and every situation can be negotiable. Writers should bear this in mind when examining an offered contract. This seminar will cover details on the optimum contract a writer might hope to obtain from a publisher.