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Career Symposium

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Join the Rosemont College MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Publishing Programs for a FREE one-day conference on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 covering all the ins and outs of working as college adjunct or finding work
in the publishing industry.
The program is open to the public.


9-9:20 Keynote—Lawrence Auditorium
Erin Entrada Kelly, MFA ‘16
MFA-Lawrence Auditorium
The Pleasures and Rewards of Teaching at Community Colleges
Julie Odell, Community College of Philadelphia
Publishing-Second Floor Conwell Space
My Publishing Journey
Donna Talarico, Hippocampus Magazine
MFA-Lawrence Auditorium
Writing an Academic Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae
Chelsea Covington Maass, MFA ‘14
Publishing-Second Floor Conwell Space
Writing a Professional Cover Letter and Resume
Anne Converse Willkomm, MFA ‘10
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
Cardinal Hall
1:30-3:00 –Lawrence Auditorium
Book and Fan Blogging for Fun and Profit
Feliza Casano MA ‘15
MFA-Lawrence Auditorium
Adjuncting Panel Discussion
Janine Utell, PhD, first year writing program director, Widener University; Kara Cochran MFA ’15; Chelsea Covington Maass MFA ’14; and others
Publishing-Second Floor Conwell Space
Industry Panel Discussion
Panelists TBA

Keynote Speaker


Erin Entrada Kelly has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, magazine editor, book publicist, and copy editor. Her third novel, HELLO, UNIVERSE, will be released by HarperCollins in March. She's received more than a dozen journalism awards from the Louisiana Press Association, the Associated Press, and the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education. She's also a regular contributor to Political Research Associates and the Library Journal, where she specializes in historical non-fiction, social sciences, and Gothic fiction. She has a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and women's studies from McNeese State University and an MFA from Rosemont.