Jane Friedman on Writing, Love, & Money

Writing and money--they go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? 

Not so much, at least not these days, when writers are cobbling together multiple part-time jobs to support themselves and their creative habit.  Has it always been this way? 

We're not sure, but we're certainly excited to hear what Jane Friedman has to say about the topic when she gives her Muse keynote address at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 3rd. She'll share research and stories about the history of authorship and the writer's relationship with money, going back to the days of Gutenberg (and beyond). Her talk will explore how writing and money have intersected over time, and how authors can survive—even thrive—as the business of publishing continues to transform.

We were delighted to see that Jane has written a sneak preview blog post, which you can find here.  It also includes a handy syllabus of some of the texts she's been using in her research. 

And in case you didn't know, while her talk is part of the official Muse schedule, it is also free and open to the public. Reserve your seat for Jane's speech now, or find out more about the Muse and the Marketplace.  

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About the Author

Whitney Scharer is a writer and book cover designer. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Mare Nostrum, and elsewhere. She was awarded an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Gerberding Fellowship to study creative writing in Rome. Whitney lives in Arlington with her family, where she is a co-founder of the Arlington Author Salon reading series. She is at work on her first novel, and is represented by Julie Barer at The Book Group. More information is available

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