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Recurring events launching in November at Forum

Updated: Nov 2, 2019

Happy Fall! We’re introducing a whole slate of regular #workshops and #events this month, free to #social and #coworking members—and also to former #Hall members, for a limited time. View our full calendar here.

Creative Writing Workshop w/ David Saltzman

November 4, November 18 @ 7pm

Always wanted to write fiction, but don’t know how to get started? Love writing fiction, but can’t quite find the space? Come down to Forum and get some words on the page. Each session, we’ll talk about some aspect of writing, do some writing exercises, and, above all, have a good time. All levels of writers welcome, from total beginners to experienced wordsmiths—the only requirement is a positive attitude! Sign up here, or feel free to drop by.

About the Instructor: David Saltzman has been writing fiction since 2012, and received his MFA from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers in 2017. He loves talking about writing, and recently had his first essay published in CRAFT Magazine.

Hand Lettering Workshop w/ Michele Felski-Smith

November 13 @ 7pm

Learn the basics of hand lettering! In this workshop, we’ll discuss everything from how to hold your pen to how to create a completed lettering design. We’ll practice various fonts, learn how to do faux calligraphy, mix fonts together, learn some basic flourishes and design elements, and go over how to block a complete phrase. You’ll get practice sheets, and a blank greeting card to put your design on and take home. We’ll also talk pen and resource recommendations! This class is free for Forum members, and you can sign up here.

About the Instructor: Michele Felski-Smith is an experienced illustrator, crafter, and hand-lettering expert and has taught a variety of professional classes, including designing and leading a series of hand- and brush-lettering workshops at Papersource. Here is one example of her work.

Startup Law Office Hours w/ Steve Shishko

November 20 @ 12pm

Whether you’re just looking into starting your own business or an experienced entrepreneur looking for your next round of funding, there’s a legal framework to everything you do, even if you don’t know it. That’s why talking to an experienced startup attorney is the best way to avoid potential issues—and to discover problems you didn’t even know were there. If you’ve got questions about startup law, come to our startup-law office hours and get them answered. Reserve your spot here.

About the Instructor: Attorney Steve Shishko works at Beacon Law Group, and has over 25 years of experience as a corporate/business attorney. He offers focused representation to companies of all sizes, with a special emphasis on start-ups, early-stage, closely held and other private businesses. He serves as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of his clients’ business growth and development. See his full bio here.