Ina Chadwick

INA CHADWICK began her arts career at 16 when her first poem was published in Road & Track Magazine. With some awarenessthat literature wasn’t necessarily going to pay the bills, Chadwick embarked in the early 1970s on a pioneering path in conducting an early version of “Help” desks for computer technology at Citicorp.  In 1977 after receiving several New York State Council on the Arts grants in writing and editing, Chadwick left corporate America to pursue a full time writing career. She published and edited: Fairfield County Woman, and launched New Haven County Woman, leading both publications into the desktop publishing arena by becoming the first fully desktop published publications on the East Coast. In 1991, she was hired by Gannett Media to turn several newspapers around financially and editorially. She became the first Reader’s Editor for Gannet, starting a department that liasioned between the editorial board and the eleven surrounding communities her newspaper group served.  She has managed magazines, newspapers, both large and small. In 1996 she began her own creative direction and copywriting business, winning the Web Marketer’s Association’s highest honors for legal websites.She has guest taught taught memoir writing at colleges and community organizations and last year co-founded a theater program at FTC for amateur storytelling. She created and runs Writers Artists Collaborative for the Westport Arts Center and has served on their board as well as serving as Public Relations chair for Women in Management. She writes a regular column called Insider Arts for Westportnow.com and a column called Hush Money for the goodmentproject.com. Her own company is called Mousemuse.com and will launch several new spoken and written word programs in October 2010

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