January 26, 2019
Your Social Media Presence
10:30 AM-1 PM, Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland (parking in the area, or 5 minutes to BART)
For all authors and would-be authors, whether traditional- or self-published: a workshop on social media, newsletters, websites, and more—all the essentials of your digital outreach. Maddee James (xuni web design) and Zoë Quinton (literary strategist) will help you figure out how to:
- make the best use of your social media time
- focus on your target audience
- choose the essentials for your website to attract readers (and sell books!)
- write a great newsletter that makes people want to open it
- join exciting group promotion ideas
- understand and use affiliate links
- discover the basic principles of branding
All this and more! Plus, nibbles & coffee with your fellow writers. Free and open to all.
March 2, 2019
The Police and PTSD
First in 2019’s series of lunch-time events, giving members a chance to mingle, meet, and munch.
Speaker will be Dr. Joel Fay, retired police officer (36 years), police psychologist, founder of The First Responders Support Network and co-author (with Ellen Kirschman & Dr. Mark Kamena) of Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need To Know.
March 28-31, 2019
Left Coast Crime
May 4-5, 2019
Bay Area Book Fest
Planning is in the early stages, but put it on your calendar.
August 22-25, 2019
Book Passage Mystery Writing Conference
Over the years, a lot of our MWA NorCal members have enjoyed and learned from this amazing conference on the craft of writing. Now, Book Passage is offering MWA members a $75 discount on registration! If you’ve never been, take a look at last year’s offering. 2019 signups will open soon.