Session Two

Choose from One:

11:05 a.m. – 12:20 p.m

Advice from a Reluctant (But Successful) Blogger with Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson, blogger, musician, and songwriterDave Patterson earned a BA in English from St. Michael’s College, an MA in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, and an MFA in Writing from the Stonecoast MFA Program. While at Bread Loaf, Dave won first place in the school’s short story contest for a story entitled, “A Small Offering.” His work has appeared in The Onion River Review, Hot Metal Bridge, The Drunken Odyssey Podcast, Apple Valley Review, Storyacious, and the St. Michael’s College Magazine. In addition to writing, Dave is also a musician and songwriter. He spent ten years playing in the Portland based band, This Way. During his tenure in the band they won a Portland Phoenix Award for Best Americana Band (2011), recorded three full-length studio albums, and completed two east coast tours. His current musical endeavor, The High Spirits, will release their debut album in the summer of 2014. 

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The Joys and Quandaries of Freelance Writing with Judy Polan

Judy Polan, singer-songwriter and authorJudy Polan is a creative nonfiction writer who specializes in the areas of design and architecture, travel, Jewish culture, and humor. Over the past decade she has written for nearly a dozen magazines, newspapers and radio shows; these include Modernism, Style 1900, PRIME, Berkshire Living, the Jewish Ledger, Hampshire Life,, The Workbench Life and WAMC/Northeast Public Radio’s Roundtable and 51%. She also blogs about her zeal for modern design at Judy's upcoming session at Bay Path’s 10th Writers’ Day will explore finding your voice as a freelance writer, multi-purpose writing, figuring out where and how to place your articles, and dealing productively with editors.

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