Open Office Hours. Need a place to write or research in peace? Consider dropping into the Caffeinated Press office. Our common room features ample seating, free Wi-Fi, a microwave and Keurig machine with snacks, and a growing library of literary magazines and reference books about writing. Check the Events tab of the website; we’ll indicate open office hours, during which you can visit with no call-ahead requirements or no drama — just show up, plug in and write!
To reserve our space for a writing group or special event, use the Contact Us form to inquire about availability. The office is located in the Ken-O-Sha Professional Building at 32nd and Kalamazoo in southeast Grand Rapids. Our suite offers ample parking and we’re immediately adjacent to The Rapid’s route No. 2.
Educational Seminar. Join us in September for one of our “Business of Writing” training sessions. These three-hour events, offered at varying times to support your busy schedule, include interactive discussion and practical skill-building exercises to help you take your polished manuscript from your hard drive to your local bookseller’s shelves. Registration is $40 and it includes a meal and take-away materials.
The seminars are conducted at the Caffeinated Press office in southeast Grand Rapids. Each session is capped at 16 attendees. Dates and times include:
- Saturday, Sept. 12, 9a to noon
- Sunday, Sept. 13, 2p to 5p
- Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6p to 9p
- Thursday, Sept. 17, 9a to noon
We’ll cover subjects like current industry trends, the business infrastructure for an author, manuscript preparation, the general editorial-production process flow, self-publishing considerations, how to pitch small/medium/large publishers, query letters, author toolkits and follow-up etiquette.
Don’t delay! Sign up now to guarantee your seat at this exciting educational opportunity. And if you’re thirsty for more education — especially events focused on growing your skills as a writer — look also for events sponsored by organizations like the Kent District Library or the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters.