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Social Media 101 and Twitter Intensive

On Saturday, June 2nd, the Ottawa Writer's Circle is hosting a workshop called Social Media 101 and Twitter Intensive at the Ottawa Public Library, Rideau Street Branch. You can find the link to buy tickets and the description below.

Social media is the perfect place for writers to build a brand and a meaningful community…but it can be challenging to know where to start. If you’re overwhelmed or intimidated by the task of creating a social media presence, this workshop will help you wade in!

We’ll walk you through important considerations for developing social media strategy and content and then take a deep dive into Twitter, one of the most powerful platforms for writers. Bring your laptop for a hands-on introduction to creating a profile, participating in threads, finding communities, and using Twitter on the road to publication.

You will come away with a clear understanding of how to use Twitter and social media to hone your writing and boost your readership.

*Note: To benefit fully from the Twitter tutorial, you will need your laptop (or phone, in a pinch) as well as a library card to access the WiFi.

Amelinda Bérubé writes about ghosts and monsters and other things that go bump in the night. Her first YA novel, The Dark Beneath the Ice, is coming out from Sourcebooks Fire in August 2018. Bone Kingdom, another spooky YA stand-alone, will follow in 2019. In her other lives, Amelinda is a public service editor, a mother of two, and a passionate gardener. She lives in Ottawa in a perpetual whirlwind of unfinished projects and cat hair and spends way too much time on Twitter as @metuiteme. Visit her online at

Sarah Sambles is a children’s fiction writer with nearly 20 years’ experience as a marketing consultant. Her passion is to help fellow writers overcome their fear of marketing and gain the skills to successfully engage their target audience. She did a BA and MA in literature to indulge her love of books. When she entered the world of work she added to her arsenal a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and the Dale Carnegie Course. Find her on Twitter as @SarahSambles and online at

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