Learn Duotrope at Local Author Workshop

Attention, writers! On August 23rd, from 9-1, we’ll host a fantastic line-up of speakers at our library’s first Local Author Workshop. Join us for a day of immersion in the world of publishing, marketing and promotion.

The program is diverse, looking both at traditional publishing platforms as well as ways authors can forge their own paths to success via self-publishing, and everything in between. Each event at the Local Author Workshop will offer a chance for attending authors to ask questions, and at the conclusion of the day, leave armed with information and resources to help get their work in front of readers.

Timothy Volpert 2014Submitting your work for publication is crucial to your success as a writer. Tim Volpert will tell you how you can use Duotrope to help you decide where to submit, and to keep track of submissions. He’ll walk you through this powerful tool for monitoring the nuts-and-bolts side of getting your work published.

Volpert is a poet and musician from Topeka. His work has appeared in Mobius: the Journal of Social Change, Kansas City Voices, Coal City Review, and others.

We’ll be featuring our speakers for this event in blog posts throughout the week. Watch for a post on learning small and regional publishing with Kevin Rabas up next.  Check out the event blog for full speaker bios and program descriptions.

Sign in begins at 8:30 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Call 580-4540 or send a message to mericsson@tscpl.org to register, or just show up at our library’s Marvin Auditorium on August 23 ready to learn and be inspired. Free coffee and breakfast will be available while supplies last, and speakers will be on hand with books for purchase and signing from 12:45-2 p.m. Tell everyone you know on facebook and real life, this event is too good to be missed!


Miranda Ericsson

Miranda loves to talk lit! Her favorite reads are poetry, literary fiction, and speculative science fiction, and she's passionate about promoting great literature written by Kansas authors. She works with library programs that support and engage writers in our community, so ask her for more information about the Local Writers Workshop, Great Writers Right Here author fair, and Community Novel Project. Miranda is also a member of the library's Genealogy Team and Fiction Team, facilitates TALK book discussions, and co-leads the Bean There, Read That book discussion group.