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Book Writing and Marketing 101 for Beginners

February 25, 2023 @ 5:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration is open for Triangle East Writers’ regional 2023 “On The Write Track” Workshop Series. The first workshop is February 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Selma Civic Center.

The Feb. 25 workshop presenter is TV host and folklorist Oakley Dean Baldwin, author of 26 books out on Amazon, B&N and Walmart. His books are popular thrillers, true crime and family mysteries. He’s also a TV host from “Beyond Oak Island” on The History Channel, and has a dozen local history episodes on East Wake TV channel 22 and more to come.

Oakley’s presentation is “Book Writing and Marketing 101 for Beginners,” along with his wife and co-author, Doris Baldwin. Attendees will enjoy a leisurely midday break to explore downtown Selma and eat lunch on their own at the nearby Old North State Food Hall.

Participants of all six workshops will learn to write, edit, market, and publish their book in one journey. The fee for each workshop is $25/day for members of Triangle East Writers and $35/day for the general public.

A grand prize drawing for one series attendee will earn them a one-year membership in the North Carolina Writers Network. The workshop series is sponsored by Town of Selma Parks and Recreation, Old North State Food Hall, Johnston County Arts Council and Triangle East Writers.

Here are all six workshops:

1 – Writing Your Book – Saturday, February 25 – “Book Writing and Marketing 101 for Beginners,” with Oakley Dean Baldwin and Doris Baldwin, 10 am -12 noon and 2 pm – 4 pm

2 – Editing Your Manuscript – Saturday, March 11 – “Can Your Reader Follow Your Story Line?” with Julia Dorman Fisher, Phd., 10 am -12 noon and “Developmental Editing and Line Editing,” with inspirational romance novelist Hope Toler Dougherty, 2 pm – 4 pm.

3 – Youth Writers 8-18 & Marketing Your Book, Part I – Saturday, March 18 – “The Joy of Writing and Characters” with L. Diane Wolfe of Dancing Lemur Press, 10 am – 12 noon for youth and Marketing Your Book for adults with Cindy Nanez of Divine Marketing Group, 2 pm – 4 pm. The morning session is free to youth.

4 – Marketing Part II & Young Adult Writers – Saturday, May 6 – “Building an Effective Marketing Strategy” with Rose Cushing of Cushing Media, 10 am – 12 noon and Young Adult Writers Meet the Publisher with Dr. Jen Lowry, 2 pm – 4 pm.

5 – Publishing Your Book – Saturday, May 13 – “Traditional and Self-Publishing: Pros, Cons, and Process” ” with L. Diane Wolfe of Dancing Lemur Press, 10 am – 12 noon and “The Self-Publishing Process,” with Donna Campbell Smith, 2 pm – 4 pm.

6 – Poetry & Screenwriting – Saturday June 10 – “Poetry” with Leslie Waugh of Write from Your Heart, 10 am – 12 noon and “Screenplay Writing to Production” with screenwriter Suzin Daly, 2 pm – 4 pm.

To register, go to www.triangleeastwriters.com or email triangleeastwriters@gmail.com.


February 25, 2023
5:00 am - 11:00 am