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Optimizing Your Online Presence – For Writers 

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Optimizing Your Online Presence – For Writers 
with Fungai Tichawangana

I recently heard that Jacqueline Sheehan, in speaking about getting published by a traditional media house, once said, “It used to be like a first-class ticket. Everything was taken care of. These days, you even get to change the oil.”

Writers are expected to not just write books anymore. We are called on to be marketers, PR people, and event organizers. This workshop will look at the importance of an online presence for writers and ways to optimize it.

The Workshop 

The workshop will cover such areas as:

What sort of website do you need?
Do you need social media? Is there an alternative?
How easy are you to find online?
How easy are you to support online?
How much time do you spend supporting other writers online?


The Facilitator

Fungai Tichawangana is a journalist, writer, and web developer who has lived in Amherst for two years. In 2015, he was awarded a Nieman Journalism Fellowship and Berkman-Klein Fellowship for Journalism Innovation at Harvard University based on work he had done in Zimbabwe documenting arts and culture online for over ten years. Zimbo Jam, the arts & culture website he launched in 2008, has won four National Arts Merit Awards for online arts journalism. He has also developed websites, website content, and social media plans for numerous organizations in Zimbabwe, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Kenya.


July 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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