Community Events & Professional Practicums on the Business-End of Content Creation
All What Cheer Writers Club events are held either outdoors or online via Zoom until further notice. Programs are free to Members and BIPOC/POC Creatives, and open to the general public on a pay-what-you-can basis.
Once a month on a Friday at 5pm Club Members are invited to gather on our virtual platform on Slack for CHEERS: Club Cocktail Chats, conversations around topics ranging from podcasting to publishing to genre and craft. Join us monthly by following the link posted in the Cocktail Chats channel on the Member Slack. Members may contact Club Staff for info on how to get started on Slack. Not yet a Member?
The Club's popular podcast training is an introduction to podcasting for anyone looking to launch a show. The class will provide a look at the steps to creating a podcast, from ideation and planning to creation and publishing. Participants will get hands on experience with audio equipment in the Club’s Podcasting Studio. Podcasting 101 is free, thanks to funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders. Dates TBD. (Alex Birch photo credit: Adrianne Mathiowetz)
What Cheer Writers Club’s Advisory Committee invites Rhode Island creatives of color to a monthly B/I/POC Creatives Coffee Hour at the Club. Meet other writers, illustrators and podcasters, share projects and find community and support for your creative work. As this series is in person, please follow our health safety guidelines to attend. Check our Events calendar above for the next gathering.
SOLIDARITY is a zine anthology unifying stories of activism, solidarity and social change in Rhode Island. It calls upon outsiders and activists from our past and speaks into our future with a multiplicity of voices. Writers, artists, archivists and activists with ties to Rhode Island are invited to submit written/spoken/illustrated work on the theme of solidarity.
Deadline to submit: Dec 15, 2022
What Cheer Writers Club’s Craft Curiosities series invites local writers to take a deep dive into a single aspect of literary composition—from narrative technique and grammar to presentation and revision—through a two-hour skills-building intensive guided by a local teaching artist.
Missed a What Cheer Writers Club event? Many of our practicums are recorded and available to watch here.
What Cheer Writers Club is actively committed to cultivating a community that values and reflects diversity, equity and inclusivity and to providing programming that is accessible to all attendees. Please let us know about any accommodations we can make to allow you to participate fully in Club events.