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Photos from the Freelancers Forum

We had our biggest event yet at the Wine Loft. Thanks to Donna Francavilla, Julie Keith and Jean M. McLean, our outstanding expert panel, and to Pat Richeson of Redneck Debutantes for the photography.

Also, thanks to Bob Farley for serving as our hospitality volunteer, and Chianti Cleggett and Atticus Rominger for setting up the event.

Be sure to check out all the great photos, and if you’re in them, let us know! (Or tag yourself in the Facebook album.)

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September event: The Freelancers Forum

Update: See photos from this event.

It’s tough times for publishing — maybe it’s time to think about the next step.

If you’ve considered freelancing, but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got the panel for you.

Donna FrancavillaDonna Francavilla, freelance broadcast reporter/consultant

  • Owner, Frankly Speaking Communications LLC, providing consulting services, voice work, writing, ad placement. Besides reporting on some of Birmingham’s most prominent news stories, Donna is a radio and television consultant. donnafrancavilla.com

Julie KeithJulie Keith, editor-in-chief, Thicket Magazine

  • Thicket magazine functions in equal measures as an educational and entertainment piece, a journalistic road map of the state. Julie previously worked at Portico and Alabama magazines.

Jean McLeanJean M. McLean, freelance writer/editor

  • Freelance writer/editor specializing in corporate, construction, real estate, medical, travel, home and Christian interests. Regular contributor to Birmingham News, Portico, Southern Breeze, Samford University’s Seasons, Birmingham Home and Garden, Birmingham Parent and Birmingham Medical News, among others.

You told us you wanted more in-depth discussions and training, so join the discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Wine Loft downtown [map].

  • 5:30 p.m. — meet and greet
  • 6-7 — panel discussion

E-mail your questions in advance to us. The event is free and open to everyone.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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