Willamette Writers Meeting at Tsunami Books

Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter Meeting:  “Crowd-funding for Authors,” presented by Susan DeFreitas / Author’s guide to crowdfunding, choosing the right platform for your creative work / 6:30-9pm, April 6, 2017 / Tsunami Books,  2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR / Free for members and students, suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

Attendees learn about the benefits and drawbacks of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and Patreon and have the opportunity to develop a plan for monetizing their writing. You’ve heard of authors who’ve successfully employed crowdfunding to launch books and build their readership. But which platform is right for you? Kickstarter? Indiegogo? GoFundMe? Patreon? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season (Harvard Square Editions, 2016) and a contributor at litreactor.com. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications.

For more information, contact Valerie at valerie@valerieihsanauthor.com.