Get Freelancing! A special training program from SPJ, Nov. 16

6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Space is limited at this free event! RSVP REQUIRED at And please check out our Facebook event page.

Do you dream of freelancing? As a career—or just a few gigs to enhance your revenue stream? Then don’t miss this SPJ program led by Alan Korwin, a writer with three decades of successful freelancing — and a longtime Valley of the Sun chapter member — who plans to reveal secrets gathered the entire time.

In this tell-all seminar, you’ll learn the secrets of abandoning employers in favor of clients. How to maximize your fees (and know what they should be), how to turn an interview into an assignment and where the absolutely best ideas come from — the ones worth money. “There are proven techniques for establishing a financial base, picking up gigs along the way, turning one good idea into handfuls of stories, how to find and befriend editors in any field—things you never learned in J-school— because the professors don’t know,” Alan says. “They’ve never done this. But yes, you will need good English skills for any of this to work.”

Alan Korwin (above right) has been freelancing successfully since 1986. All 10 Maricopa Community Colleges have presented his writing programs. He’s now working on his 15th book, and as part of the course you’ll get help to jump-start the book inside you (everybody has one).

The trick is getting it out, and here’s how. His political work has earned him national recognition, with more than 1,000 radio and TV interviews to his credit and two invitations to oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court. His monthly columns appear in two national periodicals, a civil-rights newsletter, and on and, when he has time. His clients include IBM, AT&T, ITT, NYNEX, Amex and others, many with real names.

Light snacks provided by Valley of the Sun SPJ and water provided by Changing Hands. Cash bar available.

Again, space is limited. RSVP REQUIRED at