Laptop with coffee cup nearbyWhat should you be doing to grow your blog or website? Or not doing? Is blogging even a thing anymore? Join us at the March Writing Show, Blogging in 2016, as we sort through the latest trends in blogging evolution.

Find out what makes blogging in 2016 different and what the future looks like. Shannon Nemer, author of the popular book review blog River City Reading, will take the stage to answer all your questions, including:

  • How and why should authors connect with book bloggers?
  • When you go to an author’s blog/website, what makes a good impression? What makes a bad impression?
  • How can blogging help authors before they’re published? How can it help them after they’re published? Is it worth the time and effort?
  • How would an author’s approach to blogging be different for fiction vs. nonfiction? What about authors who write for adults vs. those who write for children? Or literary fiction vs. genre fiction?


Wednesday, March 30, 2016


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street


$12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)


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Photo of Shannon NemerShannon Nemer of River City Reading presents this edition of The Writing Show. Shannon is an educator and book blogger who shares her love for adult literary fiction and historical fiction at River City Reading. Big, sweeping family dramas that take place over several decades and continents are her weakness, along with weird stories and dark Southern fiction. She also loves nonfiction that gets her stuck in a Wikipedia worm hole, especially if it ties into history, education, or social justice. In addition to her River City Reading blog, Shannon’s book reviews appear frequently on and other sites such as The Nerdy Book Club and Readerly. You can follow her on twitter @rivercityreading or keep up with bookish news through River City Reading’s Facebook page.

Bill-Blume-Headshot-295Moderator Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. He’s the author of the young adult Gidion Keep, Vampire Hunter series. The latest book in the series Gidion’s Blood was published earlier this year by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He’s also a board member for James River Writers and served as the board’s chair in 2013.



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