Thursday, July 12, 2012

NSAI to Host Activity for 'Publicizing Your Dream' Workshop

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2012) -- Artists and entrepreneurs of all kinds can learn the nuts and bolts of the public relations process by attending the "Publicizing Your Dream" seminar from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 28 (Saturday) at O Gallery at Marathon Village, 1305 Clinton St. near downtown Nashville.

    The communication workshop will be led by publicist, educator and author Chuck Whiting.  Attendees will learn all aspects of publicity, including the tools reporters and editors use; developing news hooks; writing, editing and distributing press releases; adapting press releases for the Internet; and preparing for a news media interview.

    Whiting is founder of Whiting Publicity & Promotions and a former reporter for The Mobile (Ala.) Press Register and The Birmingham (Ala.) News.  He will walk attendees through the publicity process step by step with PR examples and feedback. PR case studies will feature insights from filmmaker/visual artist Robyn Morshead, author/songwriter Candy Paull, and songwriter/visual artist Laura Powers.  The day will end with an artist/entrepreneur-sharing event called "Arts on the Row".

    The first 15 professionals to sign up will enjoy complimentary tours and demonstrations at a local news media operation and the Music Row offices of Nashville Songwriters Association International on July 27.  They also will have the opportunity to receive complimentary writing and editing critiques on July 28.

    Tuition for all sessions of the "Publicizing Your Dream" workshop is $95 (for registration by July 20) and $120 (for registration from July 21-27).  Artists may attend individual two-hour sessions for $30 each. Participation in "Arts on the Row" is included with registration. Employees of non-profit organizations are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount. Advance registration is required.  The event is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions.

    For more information or to register for the "Publicizing Your Dream" workshop, call (615) 242-9857 or (888) 80-SHINE, send an email inquiry to or, or visit


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