Win an evening of mentoring with
someone at the top of your field.
Featured this October…
One young or up-and-coming writer is going to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Montréal to have a private mentoring dinner with novelist Sean Michaels.
It could be you.
Enter to win at the bottom of the page!
- You tell us about you and why you could use some good mentoring (with the entry form below).
- We sort through all the entries and pick out a group of semifinalists.
- We interview the semifinalists via video chat and pick five finalists from among them.
- The mentor picks the winner from among the five finalists.
- We contact the winner and start coordinating schedules, making dinner reservations, buying their plane tickets, and reserving their hotel!
- We pick up the tab for everything above!
- The big trip!
Answers are from our founder, Ted Pearlman.
This is for real?
Why do you do this?
The more committed you are to a particular passion – whether it’s screenwriting or structural engineering – the more care you have to take at each fork you encounter along the road.
“Should I apply to get into the screenwriting program at NYU or do a Kickstarter campaign to shoot my latest script? Should I take that junior position at ARUP’s Dubai engineering office or move to Seattle to work at my best friend from college’s architecture firm?”
Sage Suppers treats folks like you, at that crucial stage of your career where you’re facing big decisions, left and right, to have dinner with someone who’s already faced them.
How'd this get started?
I was lucky enough at certain junctures in my life to get some fantastic, timely mentoring. But finding great mentors with bandwidth to help is super duper hard. Sage Suppers is a way to make the hunt easy for a small number of people.
What criteria do you use to pick the winners?
I'm looking for the person I think would benefit most from a few hours with this specific mentor. And I want to make sure they are going to like each other.
What if I'd like some mentoring, but not from this month's featured mentor?
We feature all kinds of mentors, from luthiers to particle physicists. Shoot me an email at ted[at]sagesuppers.com and I'll add you to our mailing list, so you can hear about featured mentors as soon as we announce them.
If I don't win the contest, can you give me that mentor's contact info?
If their contact info is public, I'm happy to pass it along.
Can I suggest someone I'd like to be mentored by that would be great to arrange a Sage Supper for?
Of course. The audience is where I get my best ideas. Shoot me an email at ted[at]sagesuppers.com.
My name's Ted Pearlman. I'm married to Allison, an architect. We live in Denver, Colorado, with our ridiculous fourth-grader, Oscar, who likes to make tiny dimetrodons out of hot glue, and Mabel, our couch potato Newfoundland pup.
Resume-wise, I have a BA in Music (Cornell '90), am a tech industry refugee (Sony, IBM, etc.), and earn my living these days making connections for a handful of relationship-focused CEOs.
I also run a very unusual private members’ club called Sugarmaples.
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Spread the Word
If this isn’t right for you, we’d be so grateful if you’d spread the word for us. Anyone whose word spreading yields one of the five finalists will win an audiobook copy of Us Conductors from Audible.
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