Hampshire Writers Advisory Council

Alums who studied creative writing at Hampshire have gone on to become poets, writing teachers, novelists, literary agents, nonfiction writers, publishers, editors, journalists, marketing mavens, ghostwriters, content creators, freelancers, bloggers, children’s book authors, scriptwriters, comic book authors, and more. But how did they do it?

The Hampshire Writers Advisory Council provides opportunities for alumni and student writers to explore the landscape of writing careers and to demystify both the opportunities and challenges that writers face.

Alumni members of the council share ideas that come from their own experiences, as well as from those of their friends and colleagues. Hampshire staff and faculty also facilitate opportunities for students to engage.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 15 | 7-8 p.m. ET | Register to get Zoom Link

Are you interested in how storytelling for audio is different from writing for the page? Have you ever wondered what goes into producing a professional podcast, and how you might get involved? Please join CORC for an evening with Hampshire alum and Modern Love podcast producer Julia Botero 02S.

Julia will share what inspired her to pursue a career in public radio after being a creative writing and feminist literature concentrator at Hampshire. She’ll discuss how writing for audio is different from writing for the page, and the various roles on a podcast production team. You’ll hear clips of great audio storytelling and learn ways to break into the podcast industry, and there will be time for your questions!

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Thursday, March 24 | 7-8 p.m. ET | Register to get Zoom Link

Have you ever wondered how you can use your creative writing skills to make a steady and sustainable living? Is it possible to write for a company or a cause without selling out or selling yourself short? Lots of people will advise creative writers to “get a day job,” but what if you want your daily work to include your writing skills rather than be a separate thing? 

Join Hampshire alums Anne Pinkerton (91F), Jesse Vendituoli (98F), and Arpita Kumar (03F) for a discussion about using your creative skills to make a living in communications. They will explain their work and the pleasures and pitfalls of writing in a communications context, as well as give tips on how you can get involved in this type of writing. Get your questions answered and find out if making a living in communications is right for you.

Registration Coming Soon.

Past Events

See recordings and resources from past events here.

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