Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do You Know How to Be Your Own Publicist?

Dear Member,

The Writers’ Union is seeking two members who are subject matter experts and skilled presenters to create and deliver
professional development workshops on the topic of “How to be Your Own Publicist.”

Specifically we are seeking one member who can present on traditional but innovative book marketing and one who can
present on maximizing digital marketing platforms and new media. Both presenters should have a track record of success in
self-marketing and be engaging speakers.

Each presenter will be responsible for:

developing and delivering three-hour presentations in a series of full-day workshops in five Canadian cities,
developing and delivering a condensed presentation for two shorter webcast sessions, and
providing a 600-word article based on their presentation for publication in Write magazine.
All workshops are expected to be delivered in February or March in 2012 and again in 2013.

Fees, travel and accommodation are paid in accordance with the program budget.

The Professional Development program is made possible with assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Its
purpose is to enhance the careers of book writers, whether unpublished, emerging, or established.

Interested members are invited to submit an expression of interest including:
an outline of their proposed presentation, and
a brief bio highlighting their self-marketing and presentation experience
to Kelly Duffin, Executive Director of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Submission deadline is September 16, 2011.

For any questions, contact Kelly at or 416-703-8982 ext 221.

Good Luck.

Tracy Repchuk
President of the CFP