Vaux | The Business of Poetry: Developing Goals for Your Life as an Artist

Aileen Keown Vaux

Every writer has unique goals for their work, but understanding how to get from Point A to Point B can be a challenge. Writers don’t lead identical lives so their plans for writing must reflect the reality of how they can achieve their goals in accordance with their skills, values, and interests. In this workshop I will bring six years of professional arts counseling and career development experience to help you define your writing goals, a plan for achieving those goals, and frank discussions about the taboo elements of professional writing: money, writing blocks, networking, and publishing. This workshop will be a supportive space to learn from others and leave LiTFUSE with a rejuvenated vision for the next steps in your writing life whether you consider yourself a professional, hobbyist, or someone in-between.