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February 17, 2018

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Library News Release

Release Date: 01/25/2018

Literary Career Day for Teens and Young Adults at The Seattle Public Library Feb. 3

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Do you want to write for a living? Teens and young adults, ages 16-24, can meet working professionals and learn how to get started in Seattle's literary industry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.


Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required, visit Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.  


Literary Career Day provides young people with direct access to industry professionals through networking, experiential learning, engaging conversations and performances. You'll be exposed to a wide range of career opportunities, including: writing, editing, publishing, arts administration, retail, library sciences, journalism, teaching and more.


This event will start with keynote speaker and Seattle poet Anastacia Renée Tolbert, followed by lunch-free for all attendees-and a table fair featuring opportunities from local arts organizations. After lunch, attend the breakout session that's relevant to your interests. We'll finish off the afternoon with a networking party, featuring a live DJ, to help you get the most out of your Career Day!


Breakout session topics will include:


  • Writer - Find out what it takes to be a professional writer from industry professionals.


  • Money - See how money is raised, spent and earned in the literary industry.


  • D.I.Y. - Learn about various D.I.Y endeavors, including venues, writers/readers, publishers and more.


  • Industry - Discover and explore the professionals who work in the literary world - not primarily as writers, but whose creativity is vital to the writing community.



Literary Career Day is produced in partnership with One Reel, Seattle Office of Film and Music and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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