WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 21 — DEC. 2 | One of the biggest challenges writers face is getting their work the recognition it deserves. You’ve been sending your work out—stories, articles, poems, plays—and you know it’s good work, but no one’s biting. You’ve applied for grants, travel scholarships, and writers’ conference funding, to no avail. You’d love to be invited to present work at Litquake or another high-profile reading series, or to read at a conference. You’d like to publish in literary journals that pay writers, and you’d like to start winning some writing contests. What’s the missing link? It could well be your online literary presence.
- Do you have separate social media accounts reserved and used exclusively for your life as a writer?
- Does your online presence offer evidence that you take your writing seriously, and view yourself as a literary professional, whether established or up-and-coming?
- When publishers, funders, fellowship committees, and grant panels view your profiles, will they think your presentation is polished? Will they feel your page shows signs of an upward trajectory in your literary accomplishments?
In this workshop, learn why curating your online presence is so crucial, and get down to the work of fashioning new—or redesigning current—profiles in a supportive hands-on environment. This workshop will focus on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Shuffle, and Pinterest.
This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.
Lyzette Wanzer’s work appears in over 25 literary journals and books, and she is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), The Naked Truth, Essay Daily, and San Francisco University High School Journal. A three-time San Francisco Arts Commission and Center for Cultural Innovation grant recipient, Lyzette serves as Judge for the Soul-making Keats Literary Competition’s Intercultural Essay category. She is currently helming an essay anthology entitled Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narrative.
Number of sessions: 6
Dates: Wednesdays, October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18 (no class November 25); December 2
Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm Pacific Time
Course fee: $330