Category: Conversations

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Conversations | How To: Self-Release an Album

NYC Women’s Fund Recipient Amanda Gookin lends her expertise on the topic. Amanda Gookin is a cellist, educator, and administrator whose work is centered at the intersection of activism and music. She was recognized with a 2020 NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre grant in Classical/Jazz/Experimental/New Music. Her initiative, Forward Music Project (FMP),…

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Business of Art | What Writers Should Know about MFA Degrees, Teaching, and Carving Out Time for Their Work

Insights for Writers from NYFA Board Member Alexandra Chasin. Alexandra Chasin is the author of two books of fiction and two books of nonfiction, including Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War on Drugs (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market (Palgrave…

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Conversations | Doing the Work: Writers Coming Together in Times of Crisis

Writers Ariana Brown, Francisco Gutierrez, and Marwa Helal define what it means to “do the work” and why it’s especially important now. As part of its ongoing effort to engage with literary artist communities in exciting new ways, NYFA Learning recently collaborated with PEN America to present “Doing the Work: Writers Coming Together in Times…