Recovering journalist tea party

Except with beer!

On Thursday, Jan. 29, the folks at Fast Horse Inc. are staging their second “Life Beyond the Newsroom” event, “for anyone in the Twin Cities media who’s either making the jump out of the news business or contemplating it.”

Seems timely.

The main attractions, aside from the booze, are ex-PiPresser Chuck Laszewski and ex-Stribbers Dane Smith, Nancy Olsen and Dave Hage. (Hage actually came back, but was in the political world for several moments.) They’ll discuss life without an editor breathing down their necks. Again, you don’t have to be a newspaperperson to attend.

The group’s first gathering, by the way, was the night the 35W bridge collapsed. So the rest of the world is on notice.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m and the program (such as it is) begins around 6. Fast Horse is at 240 9th Ave. N. in Minneapolis, dangerously close to the Star Tribune’s Heritage printing facility.

Schmoozing disclaimer: Fast Horse is a marketing agency, MinnPost contributor John Reinan is an organizer, and Smith and Laszewski may try to pitch you stories for Growth & Justice and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, respectively.

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