PR Workshop for ARTISTS

  Amplify Your Work: A PR Primer March 9, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 8:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) A Public Relations workshop for artists in all disciplines As an artist, you work hard on developing your craft, this workshop will teach how to get noticed! Led by two publicity experts, this PR workshop will […]

Book Architecture Workshop Series with Stuart Horwitz

Exciting news! We have secured Stuart Horwitz from the BOOK ARCHITECTURE to lead writing workshop series. (Plus yours truly for a branding, publicity and publishing session) What: A four week Workshop Series “Book Architecture” When: Thursdays in March from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST   Cost: $100 Where: ZOOM! What: Finish Your Book in Three […]

Pencil to Paper: Write your way through the Pandemic CLASS SERIES

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Pencil to Paper: Write your Way through the Pandemic Join us for an Eight Week Class Series led by Award Winning Author Candace Simar When: Thursdays, Noon to 2:00 p.m. CST, January 7 to February 25, 2021 Where: Zoom What: An 8 week series to move you forward in your writing, improve your writing skills […]

Work of Art+: Publishing Panel

Book Publishing Panel LIVE on Wednesday, November  11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  Join us for a panel discussion with leading experts in book publishing. This FREE PANEL is brought to you by Springboard for the Arts Work of Art+: Publishing Panel Date: November 11, 2020 6:30 pm Location: Online Price: Free Category: Work of Art+ […]

Frank Weber Launches “LYING CLOSE”

Weber Celebrates Release of Fourth True Crime Book Award-winning author Frank Weber will celebrate the release of “Lying Close, the fourth book in his true crime mystery series, with two live events scheduled in Brainerd and St. Cloud. “Lying Close”, a thrilling mystery, involves a hunting accident, a rural home break in, the disappearance of […]

Work of Art+: Amplify Your Work – A PR Primer

FREE PUBLICITY WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS You’ve worked hard to develop your craft, now get noticed by the press. Learn how to gain the attention of local, regional and national press by establishing your artist PR toolbox, understanding what is “News,” best practices for pitching and when to bend the rules of PR. Date: Saturday, August […]

Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Book

In 2009, Abercrombie Trail by Candace Simar changed the course of my career.  I loved this book. I devoured every page. It became the catalyst to Blue Cottage Agency. Abercombie Trail, a debut novel by a local writer, was already getting the word-of- mouth buzz around town when our book club made it our November […]

Book Publishing Class in Brainerd Minnesota

Get Your Dream on Paper: Book Publishing 101 Do you dream of writing a book? Learn about today’s book industry, publishing options, first steps to publication, and what to expect once your book is published. When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020   Instructor: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Owner Blue Cottage Agency Cost: $20 Where: Forestview Middle School, […]