Charles Bukowski once said, “writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” For the writerly types, writers block is no joke, but chances are you’d like to tell the world about something more compelling than writers block. If you often put pen to paper or hands to keyboard to hone your craft but could use a little guidance and structure to help complete a project, this workshop series might be for you. Local writers group WriteBrooklyn is launching workshops in Greenpoint next month, at 988 Manhattan Ave—an elegantly designed creative space. The 8-week workshops are taught by experienced filmmakers, writers and poets, range from Screenplays to Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction, and meet on designated evenings. Each of the workshops will set you back $450, but they’ve made room for two scholarships per workshop (which means the lucky recipients attend for free). Check out the list of workshops and instructors here. Continue reading
A cool new web series called Barmaids hit the Internet last month. You should check it out. Coming from the creative team of Anna Callegari, Caralyn Stone (who both star in the series) and Brett Haley (who directs), this series looks into the life of two female bartenders. Continue reading
Broken hearts and sour kisses welcome.
Even if the gift tag says “To: You, From: You” – remember, before you can love anyone else you MUST love yourself – and a great way to show yourself love is a shiny new pair of earrings or a grilled cheese sandwich. We’ll have stuffs for your BFs & GFs, too.
Make sure to RSVP and spread the love!
Calling all writers and photographers who absolutely adore Greenpoint & North Brooklyn! Greenpointers.com is looking for dedicated content creators for original blog posts specifically in the areas of:
Fashion – street fashion, trends, new store openings
Art – interview artists/gallerists, openings, studio visits, online art trends and discussion
Music – shows, band interviews, digital mix tapes (we get tons of press passes!)
Real Estate/Architecture – new developments, rentals/homes for sale, guides
Food – Series, Reviews, Recipes, Interviews With Chefs
Environment – Local issues, Urban Sustainability, DIY Projects, Living Green
Tech – Local Start-ups, Online trends, Social Media, Local Blogs
Community News/Greenpoint Living
Events – Finger on the pulse of “What’s Happening?” in Greenpoint
Photo Series, Street Fashion, Portraits, Interiors/Exteriors, Street Photography, Events
Local series, one-off illustrations for specific posts
We pay! And we have an office where you can come and write – with a/c!
We offer pay per post at market rate and can work out contracts for series of posts. Flexible depending on experience. Ideally posts once per week or bi-monthly commitment is ideal.
Email greenpointers (at) gmail.com
Subject: Contributor (Type) – ie Writer, Photographer, Illustrator
Include a short intro of why you want to write for Greenpointers and links to a few samples of your work and/or portfolio
Can’t wait to hear from you!
We’ve all been there, working away for hours, focused on only the task at hand – maybe staring at a computer screen as we write, maybe it’s hours bent over jewelry wire, or time spent standing in front of a canvas. And then we look up and realize it’s 4PM and all we’ve eaten all day was that bagel with our morning coffee. That we’ve been in the same position for hours.
Friends, this is no way for a creative entrepreneur to live!
Whether you freelance, working from home or coffee shops for multiple clients, or are starting your own business, like so many of the members of Work It Brooklyn, you’re spending a lot of time focused on the business you’re trying to grow. But how much time are you spending focused on yourself?
Our next event, April 18th from 7 to 9PM and graciously hosted by our friends at Human At Ease in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is centered on how to stay healthy and well while you are focused on growing your business, and the best way to make all the parts of your life balance while you are doing this.
We’ll have a discussion, led by our own Aja Marsh, of North Brooklyn Runners, and with panelists includingDishan Elise, a certified personal trainer and the founder/owner of Human At Ease, and Kim Ann Curtin, a life coach who is founder and CEO of The Wall Street Coach.
Whether you’re working on starting your own business, freelancing from the cramped confines of your studio apartment, or a member of our community with a focus on food, health and wellness, this event will provide answers to achieving a better, healthier, life balance.
Don’t worry – we’ll also have our signature speed-networking!
About our Host: Human at Ease is a fitness and wellness studio whose goal and desire in strengthening the “whole” person is to facilitate an overall sense of well-being & fulfillment, and to improve overall quality of life using one or more of our various offerings. Their objective is for the community to recognize [email protected] name for what it is- a haven for strength & serenity. A place where we can all learn to “Love Ourselves”. At [email protected] we all share in a common vision of positive human change.
Sponsored post courtesy of Work It Brooklyn.