21
Mar

Thank you MailChimp

Way back when (in 2014), when BinderCon was just a twinkle in Leigh Stein and Lux Alptraum’s eyes, there was the first Kickstarter campaign. MailChimp was the first sponsor to jump on board, helping make the very first BinderCon a reality. Thankfully, they have stuck with us through the four conferences we’ve produced since. Once again we’d...
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21
Mar

Thank You to The Harnisch Foundation

Since it’s inception, BinderCon has had the backing of The Harnisch Foundation. We were honored once again to have their sponsorship support for BinderCon LA 2016. Each conference continues to grow and their generous support helps us to keep improving and expanding this movement. One of our goals is to help women and gender non-conforming writers wherever they may be...
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20
Mar

Co-founder Leigh Stein’s Opening Remarks

Hi, I’m Leigh Stein and I’m the co-founder of Out of the Binders. Yes, we are a non-profit organization named for something Mitt Romney said one time. Before I introduce our incredible keynote speakers, I want to talk to you briefly this morning about the power of stories. Because the stories we’re exposed to shape...
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9
Mar

Pitching in the Digital Age

We write because we love it, but we pitch because we must. Our masterpieces deserve attention. They exist to be read by the audiences we imagine for them, but first we have to convince the gatekeepers. What do we say? How can we get editors to read and publish our work? We’ve put together a...
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27
Jan

How to Build a Writing Community

We’ve heard it before: writing can be a lonely affair. Maybe you enjoy your days spent in front of a glaring screen with a mug of tea and a potted orchid as your only companions. Or maybe it’s time to step out of the office and be a part of (or create) a thriving writing community. We’ve asked panelists from the How to...
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