QAX Thursdays in 2011

Thu, Feb 17 — LIC–  Share the Love! @ Breadbox Cafe
47-11 11th Street / No. 7 Train to Vernon Jackson or Hunters Point

Queens in Love with Literature (QUILL) and Queens Art Express (QAX) present a Poetry Fair & Mixer at the Breadbox Cafe in Long Island City. Featuring love poems from other languages, Love Queens Style features Queens Poet Laureate, Paolo Javier as MC; readings by Susan Bernofsky, Richard Jeffrey Newman, and Roger Sedarat; raffle prizes; and a night of mixing among local authors, publishers and the greater Queens art community.

Thu, Feb 24 – Flushing – Storyselling YOU! @ Crossing ART:
136-17 39th Ave Ground Fl / No. 7 train to Main Street

What basic marketing skills and techniques do you need to promote your work and build your brand?  This two part workshop will explain how to use marketing tools and explore how to tell your story with video.   First, Roslyn Nieves from QPTV will show you how to create a Public Service Announcement and discuss the free services that QPTV has to offer.  Second, marketing expert Chris Schimpf  will help determine the effectiveness of marketing techniques to tell your story.  Join us as we look at how you can use these tools to your advantage.


Thu, Mar 24 – Astoria – Your Online Presence! @ Astoria
Social media consultant and trainer, Rebecca Krause-Hardie, shares best practices with expert panelists Nora Gomez (Queens Museum of Art), Meg Cotner (We Heart Astoria) and Man Bartlett (Flux Factory)

Thu, Apr 21 – Jackson Heights – Connect in Your Community! @ TRCS
The Renaissance Charter School 35-59 81st St / No. 7 train to 82nd St.
This “How-To” workshop highlights how a Queens initiative from a local councilman succeeded in promoting partnerships between the arts, culture, business and government to create “June in Jackson Heights”.

Thu, May 19 – LIC – Create Your Pitch-Get That Grant! @ Long Island City TBD
This mock panel of arts professional will showcase grants and resources from the January Workshop and discuss how to be effective in securing funding.

THEN the biggest event of all: QAX Kick Off Wed, June 15

you can meet up with your new friends and our esteemed experts and party with our empowered and emerging arts community – hosting events from 6/16 to 6/19/11 .

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