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The Business of Freelance Journalism Session


The Business of Freelance Journalism, Tues Nov 4 (6:15pm) – River John Library – limited space, preregistration required (902-351-2599)

Featuring Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Writer-in-Residence Chris Benjamin

For anyone who has ever dreamed of hanging a “Professional Writer” sign and making writing your full-time gig, get the inside scoop on the do’s, don’ts, snags and joys of being a freelance journalist and writer.

Chris Benjamin has worked in Halifax as an independent, self-employed freelance journalist for the past eight years and has written for a long list of magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States. A few highlights include The Globe and Mail, Science Friday, Chronicle Herald, Z Magazine, Canadian Dimension, This Magazine, Briarpatch, Saltscapes, Halifax Magazine, The Halifax Examiner, Progress Magazine, and The Coast. He received honourable mention in the 2009 Canadian Journalism Awards.

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Chris Benjamin is a freelance writer specializing in environment, social justice, and arts & culture. He’s also a fiction writer. He is currently the Writer in Residence for the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library system. Here you can find examples of his work and information about upcoming readings, signings, talks and other public events.






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