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Friday, July 17 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Write Yourself Famous

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Would you like to improve the visibility of your bar? Of course you would, stupid question. But what if you could do that without spending a dime? Having the ability to write clearly and engagingly is an acquired skill that, published in the right places, can cement you and your bar’s name firmly on the cocktail map.

Bartenders regularly write columns and features for national newspapers, magazines and websites. By exploring themes they encounter in their everyday lives these bartenders-turned-writers have found a simple way to promote themselves and their bar on a national (sometimes international) stage and are even getting paid for the privilege. Meanwhile, many more are turning their hands to the more profitable skill of writing books on subjects ranging from cocktail history to modern mixology and explorations of their own bars.

Sounds like a perfect solution, but ask yourself – can you write? Do you have a killer idea for an article or book and know who to approach to get it published? Are you clued up on what editors and publishers are looking for? If the answer is no but you’re still keen to get scribbling on the nearest napkin you can find, this seminar is for you.

Moderated by Scotchwhisky.com editor Becky Paskin, and with advice and tips from World Atlas of Whisky author Dave Broom, Death & Co’s David Kaplan, and Worship Street Whistling Shop's Tristan Stephenson, you’ll discover how to shape the perfect article for print in a magazine, newspaper or website, the bad habits to avoid, how to pitch a book idea to a publisher, and work to those all-important deadlines. Plus you’ll get to sample some of the cocktails that made it into print from Death & Co’s menu.

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Becky Paskin

Editor, Scotchwhisky.com
Having originally trained as a bartender in Brighton, UK, before becoming a food and drink journalist in 2007, Becky Paskin has seen her fair share of Burgers and Boilermakers, writing on subjects as diverse as cheese fermentation through to the hotel bars of Chicago. The first... Read More →

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Dave Broom

Dave Broom was born in Glasgow (Scotland) and has spent his working life in drink. He is chief engineer of www.scotchwhisky.com and writes for numerous international titles, including Whisky Advocate. He won Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at the 2015 Spirited Awards. He’s written... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Proprietor, ProprietorsLLC
David Kaplan is the founder and co-owner of Death & Company, a New York City nightlife destination, as well as the founder and co-owner of Proprietors LLC, a full service hospitality company, with Alex Day and Devon Tarby. David has worked in the hospitality business since the age... Read More →
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Tristan Stephenson

Author, The Curious Bartender, Fluid Movement
Tristan has been involved in the hospitality industry for 16 years, as a chef, waiter and bartender. After leaving Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in 2007, Tristan took a role as a Brand Ambassador for the Reserve Brands Group, training bartenders and consumers on the delights... Read More →

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William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons

Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Iberville Room at the Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130