You want a famus? There’s one surefire way to develop your own public: get yourself on social media! On Saturday, June 19 I’ll be teaching a four-hour workshop on how writers specifically can use social media platforms like WordPress, Facebook, Stumbleupon, Twitter, Tumblr, and others to develop fans, followers, avid readers, and even a few enemies (you’re nobody till somebody hates you, darling!). This is a fundraiser for the Federation of BC Writers, and if you sign up as a member that day you’ll get $15 off membership AND save ten dollars on registration!
Social Media Self-Promotion for Writers
10am-2pm, Saturday, June 19
Boardroom, Alliance for Arts and Culture, #100 – 938 Howe St., Vancouver
$40 for Fed members, $50 for non-members
The Federation of BC Writers, PO Box 3887 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, V6B 3Z3
Payment must be received before the date of workshop
Receipts will be mailed
Register with The Fed office by phone: 604-683-2057 or by email: fedbcwriters at gmail dot com
Bring your laptop! This is a participatory course, and you will be working in various sites in the class; you can use a pseudonym if you like, but do register a new email for it in advance of the class.
This workshop is a hands-on, intensive introduction to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other popular social media platforms, all taught from a writer’s perspective. We will cover the etiquette unique to each platform and how it can work to a writer’s advantage, how to set up your profile with a professional tone, privacy concerns, how to promote your work and your persona via social media and how to separate the work and the personal in the intertwined world of social media. This course will make you aware of all your different social media options and give you some perspective to make an informed choice about your participation in the social media space. You’ll leave the class with an active Facebook Fan Page, a professional Twitter account, and a LinkedIn profile, and a good grounding on how to use each to promote yourself and your works in a powerful, professional and authentic way.