Discoverability. That’s the key to securing book deals (fiction or nonfiction) and freelance gigs. That means making it super easy for agents, publishers, and editors to find you online and learn about what makes you marketable. We’ll discuss how and when to use branded platform materials, like TIP sheets, PR, and media kits. We’ll even provide a handout of suggested tips and outlines to help you get started, so new writers can build a plan of action beyond mere social media.

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45)

Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220

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



Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez is the author and illustrator of several books for children and a two-time recipient of the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something To Say, hit the bookstores earlier this year. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency.  @andominguez

Ellen Whitfield

Ellen Whitfield

Ellen Whitfield is a passionate reader and had more than seven years experience in print media with outlets as The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate (Baton Rouge and New Orleans) before switching to publicity with JKS Communications. Her experience with journalism and social media benefits authors in a variety of genres. A graduate of LSU, Ellen lives in Louisiana with her husband, a newspaper executive, her 1-year-old daughter, and (ever-growing) collection of 550 books.


Sarah Lapollo Beck