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Program Proposals

Thanks for your interest in working with us! What Cheer Writers Club is committed to cultivating programming that values and reflects the lived experiences, voices and literary traditions of our community, and to supporting Rhode Island creatives. We are currently offering the following opportunities for local teaching artists, authors, creative professionals and partner organizations.
 

OpenCall
Open Call for Teaching Artists and Creative Professionals
Propose a workshop or practicum for our 2023-2024 programming! What Cheer Writers Club is seeking facilitators for a limited number of craft workshops and practicums. Submit your proposal by XX 2023.

Craft Workshops are deep dives into an aspect of writing/illustrating/podcasting technique.


Practicums may address address topics related to the business-end of the content arts for an audience of writers, illustrators, podcasters.

We are looking for enthusiastic artists and creative professionals with the ability to share their expertise with vision and skill. B/I/POC creatives, multilingual instructors and artists from diverse backgrounds across many genres are encouraged to apply. Advanced degrees (MFAs, MAs), a publication record and/or extensive teaching experience are not required.

 

Proposals will be selected based on alignment with our nonprofit’s mission and annual theme, diversity of season offerings, current community needs, relevant experience, funding, and the clarity and strength of the proposal (review rubric here). If your proposal falls outside the Club’s current focus or capacity, we will keep it on file for one year for future consideration.

 

Members may also always use the Club’s Zoom (unlimited minutes) to host their own writing-related classes or discussions (and we’ll help promote!). Contact us to request your free rental.​​

Partnerships
Partnerships
Propose a partner event or program series with us! We hope partnerships will infuse our communities with cross-over connections and energy, and offer your organization an additional level of  promotion and support. Both short-term proposals (single events) as well as longer-term proposals (series of workshops, showcases, discussions, etc.) are welcome!

What Cheer Writers Club accepts partnership proposals from organizations, collectives and other local or creative entities for co-hosted events or series that align with our mission. Please submit your proposal at least three months before the proposed event(s); proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.


Partner programs will be selected based on alignment with our core mission, values and annual theme, as well as relevant experience and the clarity and strength of the proposal.​​
Author Events
Author Events
You published your book—now what? Our best advice is to reach out to a local bookstore to see if they are interested in hosting a reading or event: this means book sales for you both! We’re also happy to host a book launch or other promotional event or reading with a partner bookstore here at the Club when you purchase an Author Event Package.
 

Author Event Package

What Cheer Writers Club offers a tasteful, accessible space for authors to host a book launch celebration and/or reading. Members and nonmembers can rent our Salon, located on the 2nd floor of 160 Westminster St. in downtown Providence.

For XX (Member price) or XX (Nonmembers) your book launch includes: 

  • Discounted space for up to 40 attendees (2 hour rental)

  • Equipment: mic, mic stand, speaker, projector, coffee & limited amount of mugs, water, tea, microwave, fridge, chairs

  • Promotion: The Club will announce your event in our newsletter, which goes out to 1200+ Rhode Islanders, and feature an exclusive social media post advertising the event to 3,000+ followers.

Author Responsibilities:

  • Event registration

  • Arrive 30 mins early to set up, clean up after

  • Please read our Health Safety Guidelines; which all attendees must abide by

Author Advice:

  • Publicize! Let friends and family know! Invite other artists, writers, musicians to join you, make it a conversation!

  • Enlist a photographer, if you wish

  • Keep food and drink simple; provide plates, cups, utensils, etc.

  • Be prepared to sell books through an app or cash—invite a local bookseller!

 

 

 

Other Ways Authors Can Work with Us

  • Bring a copy of your book in for our Local Author Library, and we'll do a book signing and photo shoot!
  • Keep us up to date with book events and readings, and tag us on social media so we can help promote.
  • Consider proposing a practicum or workshop based on your experience and process.

 

Keep up to date on other opportunities when you subscribe to the Club's
RIters Resource newsletter​​
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