This workshop will help Kid Lit authors decide which social media platforms to use and how to use social media to promote your writing. The workshop will explore how to avoid feeling overwhelmed, how to preserve your mental health, and how to be inclusive in your content.
Date: Saturday, October 9, 12pm EST.
Liselle Sambury is a Trinidadian-Canadian author who grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and her brand of writing can be described as “messy Black girls in fantasy situations.” In her free time, she shares helpful tips for upcoming writers and details of her publishing journey through a YouTube channel dedicated to helping demystify the sometimes complicated business of being an author.
Trauma-Informed Editing with Iva Cheung
Trauma-informed practice began in mental health care as a way to acknowledge the role that trauma can play in a person’s decisions, reactions, and life course. The goal of trauma-informed practice is to create a safe environment that (a) avoids re-traumatizing people and (b) removes barriers that people who have experienced trauma might encounter. In this session, you’ll learn how editors can apply the principles of trauma-informed practice in their work—both when crafting communications for audiences who may have experienced trauma and when working with authors who may have trauma in their background.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 12pm EST.