Throughout the course of the year, APA offers members-only events (online and in-person) to connect and educate members. Times shown are ET unless otherwise noted.
Audio Description for Movies, Television, Graphic Novels, and More
Here's an opportunity that's an interesting side gig for narrators, providing a valuable service for an underserved community. Hear from APA member narrators Chuck Constant and Claudia Dunn, Dreamscape’s Erick Black, and Chris Snyder, a blind SOVAS award-winning audio description talent, about how they bring visual content to life for the visually impaired.
Webinar: Incorporation and 1099s and more
Many freelance workers (like audiobook narrators) struggle with issues around incorporation or how to set up their business models. In this session APA member narrator Chuck Constant will be talking with Tommy Thornburgh from Prime Corporate Services about the different options and purposes they serve. Bring your questions!
October Members Social (sponsored by Pozotron)
Take a break from work with APA-member friends - join us for a fun (though virtual) meet-and-greet! Wednesday, October 26, noon-1:00 ET!
Webinar: Library and Librarian Interactions Today and Tomorrow
Join us for a panel discussion with Melanie Seth of Author's Republic, Brad Rose of hoopla, Tarah Theoret of NetGalley, and Lauren Cannavino of OverDrive. What is currently happening in the library market and what do our panelists anticipate the future will bring? How are consumers interacting with libraries for their listening needs today? How do publishers reach libraries to inform them about titles? Plus Q&A.
Webinar: The Art and Science of Audio Awards Judging
Join us as a panel of audiobook award experts from the library world talk about the Audies, ALSC Notables, YALSA Amazing Audiobooks, the RUSA Listen List, and the Odysseys. Learn about the evaluation process and the key elements being considered. Includes Q&A!
Celebrating Diversity Member Social
Join us for a Celebrating Diversity Social - a chance for diverse people to network!
December 2022 Online Speed Dating
Lottery-chosen APA member narrators will present themselves and their skills to audiobook producers online via Zoom. Prospective Speed Daters will register to be chosen via lottery and clip review. You must not have participated in speed dating for the past 2 years to be eligible. Deadline for Voice Talent entry: November 8.
West-Coast-Hours Holiday Social
Join us for a West-Coast-Hours Holiday social - members from all time zones welcome! Wednesday, December 14, 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT)!
Holiday Members Social
APA colleagues unite for a final 2022 Social - take a break from the holiday hubbub with us! Friday, December 16, noon-1:00 ET!
Save the Date pre-APAC Social
Save the Date for a pre-APAC social - details to come!