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Events Tue Jul 09 2013

DIY Summit @ Quimby's

Does what you do for a paycheck match what you daydreamed of doing as a kid? If not, head to Quimby's (1854 W. North Ave.) this Friday, July 12 to hear Eleanor C. Whitney read from Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job. Whitney is a writer, rock musician, educator, and arts administrator who has led various workshops on zine making, social media, grant writing and fund raising. Amy Cuevas Schroeder of Venus Zine and the DIY Business Association says, "Eleanor Whitney breaks down the daunting process of earning a living as a creative person into chewable, bite-size bits. With easy-to-digest, step-by-step tips and tangible examples from working artists, Eleanor's expert advice is some of the most sought-after content."

Whitney will be joined by local creative professionals Selena Fragassi (Boxx Magazine), Rebecca Ann Rakstad (Rarrar Press), and Bradley Adita ( 7pm.

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