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Erica Bauermeister

Port Townsend
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Media and Publishing
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
High School
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I am happy to talk with classrooms about the business of writing. My experience has been with the traditional, NY publishing route. I don't have experience in self-publishing, blogging, or the vast array of new social media promotion. But I can talk about the process of creating a product that is publishable, and the personal and professional skills that are needed to achieve that goal.

I am also happy to meet with a limited number of students for one-on-one coffee sessions (an hour or so).
You have indicated an expertise in Media and Publishing
I have a PhD in literature from the UW and co-authored two readers' guides (500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide and Let's Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14). I am also the author of three novels: The School of Essential Ingredients, Joy for Beginners, and The Lost Art of Mixing. I have taught writing classes, worked with editors and publishers, been rejected and accepted as part of my career.