Creators Program Spring 2018 Events

Creators Workshop "Independent Publishing"

January 23, 2018

The publishing world has changed dramatically over the last few years. Independent publishing is now a business decision instead of a last-ditch option. Eric Douglas is a hybrid author, with books published by publishers and an independent publisher. His talk will cover the pitfalls and pluses of being an indie and he will also talk about what to do when your book is “out there”. He will discuss marketing your books, staying “exclusive” or “going wide” and lessons he’s learned. Writers – you don’t need to have a finished manuscript, you don’t even have to have started it, to be thinking about independent publishing. Any writer who has dreamed of publishing will find something interesting in this presentation.

Creators Talk "Looking at Appalachia" with Roger May

February 21, 2018

A crowdsourced photo, audio, video, and writing archive of Appalachia designed and directed by Roger May. In an attempt to explore the diversity of Appalachia and establish a visual counter point, this project looks at Appalachia fifty years after the declaration of the War on Poverty. Drawing from a diverse population of photographers within the region, this new crowdsourced image archive will serve as a reference that is defined by its people as opposed to political legislation.

Creators Presents: FestivALL's Three Things-My First, My Favorite, My Future

March 21, 2018

Three Things, produced by Jeff Shirley, presents 3 unique professionals discussing their first, favorite and future works, revealing a side not often seen by the public. Learn what inspires and drives some of your favorite area professionals. This show will provide patrons an opportunity to engage with artists and craftsman from every walk of life.

This installment of "Three Things" is cosponsored by FestivALL and the WVSU Creators Program

Cost- $10 at the door (cash and card accepted)

Creators Workshop- Intro to Photoshop Elements 2018

April 25, 2018

Released in late 2017, the new PSE 2018 is the latest version of Adobe’s image editing software that provides professional results at a lower price than regular Photoshop…and a shorter learning curve! We will introduce you to the essentials of using PSE 2018, including using the Organizer function; the differences between the Quick, Guided and Expert modes; the most commonly used editing tools, such as cropping, sharpening, red eye fix, straightening tool, dodge and burn, black & white conversion, and RAW conversion, as well as the newest tools unique to the PSE 2018 version…opening closed eyes and creating smiles!

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