Writers Working: Career Panel & Review

Event Lead, 2012–2014
Columbia College Chicago

Created an annual panel discussion and review event to highlight alternative career paths for Creative Writing students, featuring guests who exemplify diversity in the field and sustained, community-engaged creative practices. Students were invited to submit up to three one-page professional documents in advance – such as pitches, synopses, and resumes/CVs – for review by guests, who provided feedback in small-group breakout sessions after moderated panel discussion focusing on professional paths and balancing personal work with employment.

Partner and Moderator: Robert Duffer
Featured guests: Tony Bowers, Joel Craig, Marian Mangoubi, Jacob Saenz, Dmitry Samarov, Jennifer Steele, Eugenia Williamson, Zoe Zolbrod