The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is helping to bring authors into the 21st Century with an introductory social media workshop, ‘Authors Without Borders’.
The workshop is a practical introduction to the world of Facebook and will be held on Saturday, 28 May at the Coolum Beach Christian College.
SCLA President Bryan Ward said the aim of the workshop was to help authors understand social media and learn how to get involved.
“Social media can be a very powerful promotional tool for authors because it allows for social interaction, networking and feedback,” Bryan said.
“Just like a business, it is important for authors to connect and communicate with their fans, customers and like-minded individuals, and social media provides the perfect platform,” Bryan said.
“It is also a great way for authors to enhance the creative process by engaging others in conversation.”
The workshop will be presented by Kiki Robinson, a self-confessed ‘geek girl’ and web consultant from The Web Mob. Drawing from her years of experience in the digital field, Kiki will show participants just how easy it is to build a Facebook page and use it effectively, with examples of how successful authors use social media both online and offline.
“It is easy once you know how,” Kiki said.
“Social media has been around for years, so for authors who haven’t ‘jumped on the bandwagon’ it would be wise to do so soon,” Kiki said.
“The workshop is open to authors with all levels of social media knowledge. We will conduct a pre-workshop questionnaire for participants to ensure every person gets the most out of the workshop,” she said.
Workshop to help authors enter the world of social media
Running from 9:30am to 12:30pm, the session is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
For more information about the workshop and Kiki Robinson, or to make a booking, please visit the What’s On section of the SCLA website, www.scliterary.org or call 5450 2691.
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