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Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, May 5 - Aug 11, 12pm ET / 5pm GMT, Session length varies

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 3-month photography mentorship program featuring expert guidance, in-depth personalized mentorship sessions, and an intimate community of other photographers who are serious about making steady and sustained progress in their creative professions.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, May 5 - Aug 11, 5pm PT / 8pm ET, Session length varies

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 3-month photography mentorship program featuring expert guidance, in-depth personalized mentorship sessions, and an intimate community of other photographers who are serious about making steady and sustained progress in their creative professions.

Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Sundays, May 9 - Jun 6, 9am-10am PT / 12pm-1pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, May 12 & May 19, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, May 13th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming, but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

Fridays, May 14 & May 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this workshop, award-winning sports photographer Scott Strazzante will inspire and instruct on how to improve your sports photography. In addition, each person will receive a 30-minute one-on-one portfolio review with Scott.

Speaker: 
Ashraful Arefin
Saturdays, May 15 - Jun 26, 1pm-2:30pm ET / 5pm-6:30pm GMT

In this introductory workshop, you’ll be guided from start to finish through how to create a still life and miniature photographs.

Speaker: 
Fulvio Bugani
Sundays, May 16 - May 30, 11am-12:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm CET

Join photographer Fulvio Bugani to learn how to develop your personal vision as a street photographer. In this workshop, we’ll study techniques like the interpretation of light, the use of shadows, the complexity of the composition, and the coexistence of different planes in the image, all through the lens of street photography.

Speaker: 
Nicole Tung
Mondays, May 17 - Jun 7, 11:30am-1pm ET / 3:30pm-5pm GMT

Join Nicole Tung, a photojournalist with over a decade of experience in covering conflict, as she discusses how to generate story ideas, and how to approach complex topics with empathy and intention. With these foundations, we’ll talk about ways of strengthening storytelling techniques to better document issues of socio-political and human rights importance. Nicole will also look at how to develop short and long-term projects, from research to image-making to editing work. She will also share some lessons learned along the way from photographing in difficult situations and managing a freelance career.

Speaker: 
Susan Hawk
Tuesdays, May 18 & May 25, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Join literary agent Susan Hawk for an interactive workshop designed to help you get your children’s book published.

Speaker: 
Olga Karlovac
Wednesdays, May 19 - Jun 9, 12pm-1:30pm ET / 4pm-5:30pm GMT

Join internationally-acclaimed, black and white, street, and abstract photographer Olga Karlovac for an intimate workshop designed to guide you through the process of building, self-publishing, and marketing a photo book featuring your photography work. In this intimate workshop, Olga is excited to offer you her experience from the whole process of self-publishing her three photo books titled “The Disarray,” “Before Winter,” and Escape” and having her photography featured in many magazines and exhibitions around the world. This event is being offered at 9am Pacific Time / 6pm Central European Summer Time. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, May 19th, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

Can you describe yourself and your art in 30 seconds? In this lively workshop, Robin Cembalest, a longtime coach and mentor, shares exercises, tips, and one-on-one feedback to teach participants how to craft the classic elevator pitch.

Speaker: 
Hugh Rawson
Thursdays, May 20 & May 27, 2:30pm-4pm ET / 7:30pm-9pm London

In this workshop, we will examine the techniques and skills involved in successful Street Photography. By considering approaches & techniques and sharing each other’s work, you will come away from the workshop with greater confidence to shoot and attain the images you want from the street.

Speaker: 
Laura Cayouette
Thursdays, May 20 - Jun 3, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 3-session workshop, attendees will learn how to create pro-quality audition self-tapes. Designed for actors of all experience levels and equipment set-ups who want to deliver job-winning auditions, the workshop will focus on viewing and evaluating video submissions during sessions 2 and 3.

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, May 23rd, 1pm-2:45pm PT / Monday, May 24th, 8am - 9:45am NZST

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being offered on Sunday, May 23rd 1pm PT, which is Monday, May 24th 8am NZST in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Jun 1 & Jun 8, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Speaker: 
Carlisle Webber
Saturday, June 12th, 10am-11:30am PT / 1pm-2:30pm ET

Writing standout young adult literature requires more than just creating a story around a teen protagonist. In this workshop, you’ll learn what makes Young Adult (YA) writing special and how it differs from adult and middle grade fiction.

Speaker: 
Carlisle Webber
Sunday, June 13th, 10am-11:30am PT / 1pm-2:30pm ET

This workshop will show writers of fiction some important terms and practices of the publishing business. Writers who have been offered representation or a book contract, want to secure agent representation, or negotiate their own book contracts with publishers will benefit from this breakdown of the business of publishing.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, Jun 16 & Jun 23, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

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