One Month to a Kick-Ass Literary LinkedIn Profile (with Lyzette Wanzer)

Lyzette Wanzer




WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11-25 —OCTOBER 2  | Are you a writer who suffers from one of these misconceptions?

“LinkedIn is just about finding a job.”

“It’s for executives, lawyers, and doctors, not creative writers!”

“It doesn’t offer anything useful for writers.”

“I’m already on Facebook, so I don’t need it.”

LinkedIn is a social media marketing tool that writers often overlook. It’s a very powerful networking tool that offers a lot for us, and in the Bay Area, is one way to accelerate your success. Learn how to maximize LinkedIn to increase your audience, reinforce your funding applications, meet the Bay Area’s literary movers and shakers, and open opportunities for reading, conference invitations, and publishing. In this workshop, learn how to:

  • Prepare a profile that marks you as a professional, rather than a hobbyist
  • Promote yourself and your work by harnessing LinkedIn’s full features
  • Network with author organizations that help to spread news of your work to wider audiences
  • Use your profile to enhance your grant, residency, and writing conference applications
  • Learn the power of LinkedIn’s Groups

A laptop, notebook computer, or iPad is required for this workshop.

Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. She received her M.F.A. in Fiction from Mills College. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal of Advanced Development, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Pleiades, Flashquake, Glossalia Flash Fiction, Potomac Review, International Journal on Literature and Theory, Fringe Magazine, The Naked Truth, and many others. She is the recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, three Individual Artist Commission grants from San Francisco Arts Commission, and three Professional Development Grants from the Creative Capacity Fund.


Number of sessions: 4

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30pm

Dates: Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25; October 2

Course fee: $275

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