Cincinnati-based trade magazine Writer’s Digest has been offering its literary tips nearly as long as electricity has been in most homes. And, amid a fleeting, fast-paced age in which everyone thinks they’re a writer (type “blog” into a Google search field and see what happens), its advice is (or should be) as vital as ever. “Even though publishing is undergoing massive transformation, one thing has not changed: the passion and persistence of writers to improve their craft and get their work published,” says Publisher Jane Friedman.
Over the years the magazine has featured everyone from Hugh Heffner, Sylvester Stallone and Stephen King to Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and the 90-year-old Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who is interviewed in the freshly redesigned 90th anniversary issue. Writer’s Digest is also involved in a variety of other word-nurturing endeavors, including the annual publication of Writer’s Market, which remains a useful tool for freelance/fledgling writers everywhere.
The magazine hosts an anniversary party at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Northside Tavern, where the “WD” team will be on hand to celebrate its literary legacy with cake, ice cream, giveaways and other events. The party is free and open to the public.
Get event and venue details here.