To be a writer, maybe you thought all you had to do was be brilliant, talented and creative.
It turns out you also have to be VISIBLE.
Join us for a one-day high energy workshop to learn why raising your visibility — bringing you and your work in front of more readers — is so important for all writers, from beginners to veterans. This workshop offers a wealth of practical tips for writers who want to position themselves and their work in the public eye.
Lauren Kessler (www.laurenkessler.com) and Thomas Hager (www.thomashager.net) – who between them have written 18 books – will detail and demystify the elements of what is known as “platform building” — creating a name, identity and presence for yourself and gaining visibility for your work. From the simplest of strategies like email signatures and business cards to the promising (and challenging) online world of websites, blogsites, author pages, Twitter and virtual book tours, from old-fashioned face to face networking to the brave new world of social media, you’ll get a crash course in VISIBILITY and leave with a do-able to-do list.
Sign up early. Tom and Lauren’s workshops tend to fill up fast. Registration forms at http://hoffmanblog.org/manzanita-writers-series/workshops-2011-2.
Tom Hager is the author of six nonfiction books and the former publisher of the University of Oregon Press. His most recent book, The Alchemy of Air, was named a “Best Book of 2008″ by Kirkus Reviews, and is a national finalist in Border’s “Original Voices” award program.
Lauren Kessler is the author of 12 books, including 6 works of narrative nonfiction. Her newest book, just released, is My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A journey through the Thickets of Adolescence. She is also the author of Pacific Northwest Book Award and Oregon Book Award winner Dancing with Rose; Washington Post bestseller Clever Girl; Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club and Oregon Book Award-winner Stubborn Twig, which was chosen to be the book for all Oregonians to read on the occasion of the sesquecentennial.
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
(includes a 45-minute break for lunch. Bring a bag lunch or pick something up locally during the break)
Location: The Hoffman Center in Manzanita (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.)
For further information contact Kathie Hightower, 503-739-1505; email@example.com.