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All Levels | Make the most of your investment in time and money by making a game plan for AWP. Don’t wait until you get there to look through the catalog, find out if you know anyone else going, or realize you wish you’d emailed an important contact ahead of time to see if you could grab coffee. We’ll explore mini lessons on networking, the AWP app, and designing your strategy to not get lost in the sea of thousands of writers. You’ll leave with contacts, confidence, and a plan for putting your ticket money to work for your writing career.
Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, Elle, Vice, Slate, Inc., McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, Vice, Yoga Journal, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Glamour, and The Stranger. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. In 2013, Hugo House selected her as a Made at Hugo House Fellow.
She received the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay, “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund,” which is anthologized in The Future is Feminist from Chronicle Books, along with work by Roxane Gay, Mindy Kaling, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caitlin Moran, and Audre Lorde.
A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she’s also won multiple Solas Awards for her travel writing.
In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, the online course sold through Hugo House, which includes a 55,000-word workbook, writer’s templates, and writer interviews. To date, more than 600 students have taken the course.
Her book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was published by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family, and was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers.
She blogs about everything a writer needs to thrive – craft, personal finance, business skills, and joy – at WelcomeToTheWritersLife.com. The site also offers a newsletter with a year of daily writing prompts.
She keeps a casual podcast about creativity and money called Can We Talk About Money?
Learn more and read her work at PaulettePerhach.com.