Marketing, social media skills, and creativity workshop

Saturday November 16 – free

ElisaKorenneWebNew York Mills-based singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne will present a free arts and business workshop to teach marketing, social media skills, and creativity  on Saturday November 16 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Cultural Center. Korenne will also offer the workshop on Thursday November 21 from 5pm – 9pm at the Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls and on Saturday November 23 from10:30am – 2:30pm at the Holmes Theater in Detroit Lakes.

New York Mills-based artist Elisa Korenne received a 2013 Artist Initiative Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board to build her social media skills and strengthen her brand identity. As part of this grant, the State Arts Board has provided residents of west central Minnesota the opportunity to attend a free two-part workshop where Elisa will share the skills that she has learned.

Each workshop will take place in two parts, creativity and business, separated by a bring-your-own lunch/dinner where Elisa will be available for Q&A and conversation. In the first half of the workshop Elisa will lead participants in exercises to enhance their creativity. The session will conclude with a group songwriting project. Participants will leave with tools they can use to jumpstart their creative projects. The second half of the workshop will focus on social media and marketing skills and tools.

The workshop is free. It is geared for adults and open to mature teenagers. Participants may attend any or all of the workshop-related events.

Korenne has received national attention as a performing and recording artist. Singer & Musician Magazine lauded Korenne’s debut CD Favorite as a Top 50 independent release of 2005 saying “Favorite belongs on anyone’s must-play list.”  Korenne has also been called “one of the best we’ve ever heard” by online independent music retailer CD Baby.  Her latest CD, Concrete, was released in 2012.