PipTee250With thousands of books published every year, social media has become the most affordable way that authors can alert readers to their books’ existence. Dynamic husband-and-wife team Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris will discuss the fears and pitfalls of social media, as well as ways to make your social media streams interesting. Discover how to engage with your audience, as opposed to shouting at them—which will only drive them away. The class will cover the basics of Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest, and will explore the various apps available to help you manage your social media so it fits into your life. The opportunities are out there. Let these award-winning authors and social media experts help untangle which ones can work best for you.

Learn to Swim: Social Media with Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine
Friday, March 28, 2014
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch, not included

NOTE: due to internet connectivity issues, this master class is relocating. It will no longer be held at St. John’s Church Parish Hall. It will now be held at the following location:

Centre Gallery
320 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
On-street parking available

$60 for JRW members
$100 for non-members



2013PipBallantine125New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, and a Sir Julius Vogel. She currently resides in Manassas, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats.


2013TeeMorris125Tee Morris writes The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series with his wife, Philippa Ballantine. The third in the series, Dawns Early Light, was described by Romantic Times Magazine as “raising the bar for the series, and the Urban Fantasy as a genre.” A Richmond native, Tee resides in Manassas, Virginia from where he podcasts award-winning steampunk.


James River Writers extends our appreciation to St. John’s Church for being a sponsor of our 2014 Master Class series. Proceeds benefit James River Writers.

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