Writing in Queens with Catherine LaSota

March 29, 2022 00:31:07
Writing in Queens with Catherine LaSota
QC Pod
Writing in Queens with Catherine LaSota
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Show Notes

Catherine LaSota—founder of The Resort LIC Writers’ Community—joins Jason Tougaw in the QC POD to discuss community building, pro-tips for running events that tap into your happy place, her history […]

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