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Not exactly workshop, not exactly lecture, Porch Brown Bag Lunches are opportunities for writers to explore elements of craft and the writing life. Conversations will be designed and facilitated by Porch instructors as well as experts in the publishing industry.

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Brown Bag Lunch: Scrivener 101 with Jennifer Chesak

Apr 11
12:00 PM CT
$15 • Online via Zoom

We get it. Scrivener can look a little scary at first. Maybe you don’t know where to start or are hesitant to leave the comfort zone of Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Join us for an introduction to Scrivener. We’ll cover the platform's benefits over traditional word-processing programs and offer a short tutorial. Think of Scrivener as your writing project’s ultimate Trapper Keeper. Fear not! At any time, you can compile a Scrivener draft into a traditional word-processing document with a quick click. We’ll take the “scaries" out of Scrivener so you can navigate your writing, research, and notes with ease.

Jennifer Chesak is the author of the forthcoming book The Psilocybin Handbook for Women: How Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelic Therapy, and Microdosing Can Benefit Your Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health (Ulysses Press, distributed by Simon & Schuster, June 2023). She is a Nashville-based freelance journalist, editor, fact-checker, and adjunct professor with almost two decades of experience and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill. Her byline appears in several national publications, including the Washington Post.


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