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Contact: Katharine Herndon, Executive Director
804-433-3790, info@JamesRiverWriters.org
Propel the Page at Every Stage:
JRW’s June Writing Show Explores Building a Writer’s Platform
Richmond, VA — Who are you as a writer? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned author, how do you build your brand and your following? How do you balance minutes dedicated to Twitter with hours devoted to improving your craft? Being a writer today means more than just writing. Learning and implementing marketing strategies at every chapter of your journey is essential for success.  
The latest in James River Writer’s Writing Show series, A Writer’s Platform: Marketing at Every Stage of Your Career, on Thursday, June 27, at the Camel, features three authors—Karen Chase, Deb Dudley, and Meg Medina—each in a different phase of their literary paths. Julie Geen, a freelance writer and teacher, will moderate the discussion, including how to prioritize and budget tasks and how to shape an identity. The second half of the panel will welcome questions from the audience.
Each writer offers a unique perspective. “Marketing for authors is less about selling and more about linking meaningfully to one’s community,” says Medina, an award-winning author of children’s and YA fiction. Chase is the author of an independently published travel book that has earned seven indie publishing awards, and Dudley is embarking on a new career in Kid-Lit after fourteen years as a successful marketing specialist.
The Writing Show, described as Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list, happens live in Richmond the last Thursday of the month. The host is James River Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia. 
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: The Camel—a new location for this month
1621 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $10 in advance, www.jamesriverwriters.org
$12 at the door, $5 students at the door

The Writing Show is supported by The Virginia Commission for the Arts, ArtWorks.gov, and The Richmond Times-Dispatch


Sheila Sheppard Lovelady
Program Director
James River Writers
320 Hull Street, #136
Richmond, VA 23224
Tel. 804-433-3790
Fax. 804-291-1466

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