Arts Writing Colloquia Coming to DC

Through support from the DC Commission on the Arts, Day Eight and partnering organizations and publications will host an Arts Writing Colloquia in Washington, D.C. March 24, 2018.

The Colloquia will provide opportunities for training and mentorship by senior critics, and space for discussion of the changes affecting the arts, and arts writing.

10:00am – Noon MENTOR SESSIONS

Registered attendees to the conference may separately apply to participate in one on one mentor meetings with journalists including: Sarah Kaufman (Washington Post, 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism), John Anderson (Washington City Paper, Art in America), Maura Judkis (Washington Post, Washingtonian).

1:30 – 2:45pm WORKSHOPS

Arts Writing with Maura Judkis (Washington Post)

Writing about Classical Music with Gregory Sandow (Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Julliard)

3:00 – 3:45pm ROUNDTABLES

Roundtable I: Diversity and Journalism, moderated by Ebone Bell, Tagg Magazine

Roundtable II: Journalism Forms and Models, moderated by Mark Lieberman, Fellowship Director

4:00 – 5:00pm KEYNOTE SPEECHES

Geoff Edgers – topic to come
Geoff Edgers is the Washington Post’s national arts reporter.

Jamie Bennett – “Journalism and Creative Placemaking”
Jamie Bennett is the executive director of ArtPlaceAmerica, a funder of creative placemaking initiatives. Previously, he was chief of staff at the National Endowment for the Arts.

5:00 – 6:30 RECEPTION

Hosts for the reception include Ebone Bell, Mark Lieberman, Patrick Cavanaugh, John Anderson. To add your name as a host, or to inquire about partnering on the conference, please contact Robert Bettmann at Robert


To register, click here to be taken to the Eventbrite registration page.