Maximizing LinkedIn for Writers (with Lizette Wanzer)

Lizette Wanzer

Lizette Wanzer


Number of sessions: 1

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Sunday, January 17

Course fee: $75

Are you a writer who suffers from one of these misconceptions?

  •  “LinkedIn is just about finding a job.”
  • “It’s for corporate business people, not artists like me.”
  • “Those endorsements don’t really mean anything.”
  • “It’s just like Facebook, so I don’t need it.”
  • “Only physicians, bankers, professional executives, and CEOs are on it.”
  • “I have over 100 connections, so day job gigs and literary opportunities will come easily to me.”
  • “To have an eye-catching profile, all I need to do is copy and paste my writing CV.”

LinkedIn is a social-media marketing tool that writers often overlook. It’s actually a very powerful networking tool that offers a lot for writers. Learn to maximize LinkedIn to grow and advance your writing career, and help yourself to get noticed in the literary community. In this workshop, learn how to:

  • Promote yourself, your work and your website through taking advantage of LinkedIn’s full features
  • Network with other authors and/or organizations who may wish to spread the news of your work to wider audiences
  • See who’s been looking at your profile over the past week, from conference directors to folks reading your residency, grad school, or grant applications
  •  Showcase yourself via photos and videos
  •  Grow the number of your connections—starting in this class
  •  Learn the power of LinkedIn’s Groups for authors
  • Strengthen your profile
  • Determine the importance of a good photo
  • Link your Twitter account

Are YOU ready to get noticed?

Lizette Wanzer is an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College. She has been awarded writing residencies at the Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), Playa Summer Lake (OR), Horned Dorset Colony (NY), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and The Banff Centre in Canada. She is the recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, an Individual Artist Commission grant from San Francisco Arts Commission, and two Professional Development Grants from the Creative Capacity Fund. Lizette has completed Gelatin Prints, a short story collection, and is currently at work on an essay collection entitled Jaywalking.

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