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Shameless Self Promotion

If a writer pens something amazing in the woods and no one is around to read it, does it make a sound? No! No it does not. Marketing your work is essential to building an audience. Whether you want to get more people to listen to your podcast, have someone remember you after a Lit Cleveland mixer or more simply answer the question, "What do you create?", you need to be able to talk about your work clearly, concisely, and compellingly. Get inspired to share your work as we talk about the basics of self-marketing from social media to websites to that ever-critical elevator pitch. This workshop will strengthen your voice and build your confidence. Guaranteed.

Instructor: Ken Schneck is an author, professor, radio host, and rabble rouser. His travelogue, Seriously, What Am I Doing Here?: The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew was published in 2017, LGBTQ Cleveland was released in 2018, LGBTQ Columbus hit the shelves in 2019, and LGBTQ Cincinnati came out in June 2020. He is a frequent contributor to Cleveland Magazine, Prizm, FreshWater Cleveland, and The Huffington Post. In his spare time, he is a professor of education at Baldwin Wallace University.


Details: Shameless Self Promotion takes place Monday January 8 from 6:30-8:30pm in-person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.

Prerequisite: None

Genre: All Genres

Level: All levels.

Format: Craft talk.

Location: This class takes place in-person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107.

Size: Limited to 35 participants.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email


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