2020 Conference Workshops

The conference includes four workshops. Workshops are capped at 15 participants, and will not be recorded or live streamed. Scroll down for individual session descriptions and registration links. ASL interpretation for sessions is happily provided by request. If you have any accessibility needs, or questions, please email conference@crossingborders20.com. We ask requests be submitted ASAP to allows us to provide the best options for service.

Monday September 21, 2:15-3:45

Arts Journalism Workshop with Hrag Vartanian

The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian is an art critic, curator, artist, and lecturer on contemporary art with expertise on the intersection of art and politics. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art have helped Hyperallergic reach an audience of over a million people a month. In this 90 minute workshop attendees will have a chance to explore approaches and techniques in arts journalism.

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Tuesday, September 22, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Arts Journalism Workshop with Anying Guo

Anying Guo is an editorial aide for the Features section at The Washington Post, where she produces stories for the Sunday Arts and Style sections. She has interned at Voice of America and 826DC and has freelanced for the D.C.-based LGBTQ women’s publication Tagg Magazine as one of Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellows. She was managing editor of the American University alternative paper, The Rival, prior to her graduation in 2019.

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Wednesday, September 23, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Arts Journalism Workshop with Soraya McDonald

Soraya McDonald is the cultural critic for The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform covering race, sports, and culture, where she writes about film, television, and the arts. She is the 2020 winner of the George Jean Nathan prize for dramatic criticism, a 2020 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, and the runner-up for the 2019 Vernon Jarrett Medal for outstanding reporting on Black life.

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Thursday, September 24, 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Arts Journalism Workshop with Carolina Miranda

Carolina A. Miranda is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she covers culture, with a focus on art and architecture. This includes in-depth reports on the intersection of art and race, innovations by Pritzker Prize-winning architects, developments in international film, and issues of art and gentrification in Los Angeles. Prior to joining The Times, she was an independent magazine writer and radio reporter producing cultural stories for Time, ARTnews, Architect, Art in America, Fast Company, NPR’s All Things Considered and PRI’s Studio 360. She was a regular contributor at WNYC and is currently a regular on KCRW’s “Press Play with Madeleine Brand.” Miranda is a winner of the 2017 Rabkin Prize in Visual Arts Journalism. She served as founding co-chair of the Los Angeles Times Guild, the first employee union in the publication’s nearly 140 years in existence, and currently serves as an at-large officer.

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