• Director Dispatches, Community

It's Time to Talk, Freelancer to Freelancer

November is a very exciting month for me. Thanks to the insights, knowledge, and experiences shared by many progressive and talented solo entrepreneurs, I’m releasing my first book, The Freelancer's Bible. To coincide with its release, I’ll be stopping in various cities around the nation to introduce the book to freelancers. However, these visits are about more than just promoting The Freelancer’s Bible. Each stop is an opportunity to start a conversation with freelancers nationwide. A conversation about what we can learn from each other and build together, because as freelancers #WeAreWhatWeNeed.

The Freelancer's Bible is evidence of the progress freelancers have made in establishing an identity and a movement over the past 20 years. And it's a catalyst for us to continue to strengthen and shape our movement. By working with, talking to, and learning from freelancers nationwide, we've created a resource to help freelancers not only build sustainable futures for themselves, but to understand we are each an important part of a movement that is 42 million strong.

Over the course of this month, I will be sharing insight and information gathered from real freelancers and real freelance experiences – everything from navigating the complexities of finances, to dealing with stress, to how to connect with fellow freelancers and build sustainable relationships.

I want to invite freelancers everywhere to take a moment this month to step away from your desks, whether it's a kitchen table, drafting table, or even your bed, and participate in the conversation.

If you are in town for any one of the events, I hope you will join us. If not, please join the conversation online and share your stories and questions at #WeAreWhatWeNeed. By sharing our experiences and knowledge, we help fuel great ideas and build a stronger community for us all.

**Nov. 14: Chicago **
12 to 1:30 pm Skokie Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL

7:30 to 9 pm Enerspace
412A North Carpenter Street, Suite 301, Chicago, IL

**Nov. 26: San Francisco **
6:30 to 8 pm NextSpace
28 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA

Nov. 27: Seattle
6:30 to 8 pm Office Nomads
1617 Boylston Avenue, Seattle, WA

Nov. 30: Portland
6:30 to 8 pm Collective Agency
322 NW Sixth Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR

Feb. 9: Washington, D.C.
6 to 7:30 pm Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

March 14: Los Angeles
6:30 to 8 pm NextSpace LA
9415 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Sara Horowitz As the founder of Freelancers Union, Sara has been a voice for freelancers for over two decades.