Thursday, March 22, 2012

A tip (and a scholarship) for aspiring and professional writers...

Invest in yourself by attending the annual conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I attended my first ASJA conference in the 1990s, and then joined the group. I can attest that membership in this organization is a definite career-booster. This year's conference takes place on April 27-28 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, and as usual there's a superb mix of nonfiction writers, editors, and agents to hear and network with. I'm honored to lead the “Conquering Corporate Markets” panel at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday the 27th. The session will feature Rod Thorn, director of corporate communications at Pepsico; public speaking expert Joan Detz; Barbara Krasner, author and executive at Lexis-Nexis; and yours truly (Marian Calabro), president of For full info, visit

Late-breaking news! Thanks to a generous grant from Amazon, The ASJA Foundation is offering conference scholarships to writers who are serious about starting or continuing a nonfiction freelance writing career. See the Conference website for full details and to apply.