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AWP 15: Minneapolis, Here I Come!

I’m getting excited for AWP! I just bought a new umbrella, and I’m digging my coats and sweaters out of the closet. I’ll be moderating a panel Thursday morning and participating in a reading Thursday afternoon. Please come to one or both if you’re going to AWP. I’d love to see/meet you! Details about my events are below. And if it’s your first time (it’s my second), here are some tips to help you survive AWP. Also, be sure to download the AWP smartphone app to plan your schedule. There are 30 panels/readings during every time slot, so you will need to do some planning ahead. See you in the Twin Cities!


Photo courtesy of m01229 via Creative Commons

Photo courtesy of m01229 via Creative Commons

Social Media Secrets for Authors

Thursday 9:00-10:15 a.m.
R108. Social Media Secrets for Authors. (Meghan Ward, Sophronia Scott, Isaac Fitzgerald, Amy King, Susan Ito) Room 200 B&C, Level 2

Building an author platform is more than a numbers game. Any author active on social media knows that 10,000 Twitter followers do not equal 10,000 book sales. But you can increase your number of “true fans”—those followers who will buy everything you publish—by following a few simple secrets. Panelists will discuss how they use quality, consistency, authenticity, and reciprocity on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to engage their readers in conversation and convert followers into friends.

Folk & Fiction: Not Your Typical Reading (off-site reading)

Thursday 5-6 p.m.

Black Forest Inn

1 E 26th St, Minneapolis
Join Laura Joyce Davis, Meghan Ward, Sarah Beth Childers, Kate Klein, and Aimee Suzara for a night combining three of the best things about Minneapolis: Jake Armerding’s incredible music, a great arts scene, and the Black Forest Inn (home of great German food and beverages).

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