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Crowdfunding the Creative Life (Seattle, WA)

  • Hugo House 1634 11th Avenue Seattle, Washington (map)

Monday, March 25, 2019 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Seattle’s Hugo House

How can crowdfunding launch, advance, and sustain writing careers? In this three-hour class, writers will learn the differences between crowdfunding platforms, consider what goes into building a strong campaign, discuss the emotional tangle of asking for money, confront the pressure of being accountable to an audience, and explore ways of using one's crowdfunding to bolster literary community. Participants will leave with a clear sense of their own next steps in crowdfunding a creative life.

Katherine Standefer has crowdfunded more than $20,000 in research support for her first book— Lightning Flowers, now forthcoming in late 2019 from Little, Brown Spark—via Kickstarter and GoFundMe between 2014 and 2016. She has been closely involved in other writers’ crowdfunding campaigns and now earns a small (but growing!) monthly stipend on Patreon.

This class enrolls via Hugo House. Registration will open in the spring; check back for more information.

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