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FLETCHER, NC—Writers today have more ways to share their work with the world than at any other point in history. Digital platforms have, by and large, obliterated the need for gatekeepers, allowing creators to connect directly with their fans.

From podcasting to writing and producing short films, ever-evolving technologies offer writers exciting and innovative—some might say "newfangled"—ways of reaching new audiences.

On Tuesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm EST, writer, editor, and teacher Katie Winkler will lead the online class "The Big Share: Alternative Forms of Publication in a Digital Age."

Registration is open, here.

For more than 30 years, Katie Winkler has been writing for publication and production. Through technology, she has found new avenues to share her work with people all over the world. In "The Big Share," she'll discuss some of the non-traditional publishing avenues that offer writers a creative outlet as well as incentive to keep improving their writing and a reason to produce their art—without costing much. This conversation will cover podcasting; editing a literary journal; writing and producing for stage and screen; blogging; and more.

The cost for the class is $35 for NCWN members, $45 for non-members. Space is limited.

Katie Winkler lives in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. She is a writer, teacher, wife and mother in love with all her jobs. A trustee of the North Carolina Writers' Network, Katie is the founder and publisher of the literary magazine Teach.Write, which features creative works by composition teachers and writing students or work that is about teaching and learning. She is an English instructor at Blue Ridge Community College: www.heymrswinkler.com.

"The Big Share" is the first class in the North Carolina Writers' Network's 2021-2022 series of online classes.

"The Network offered online classes long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and we'll continue to do so moving forward," said NCWN communications director Charles Fiore. "While nothing can replace the energy of an in-person event, online classes can still be inspirational. More importantly, they offer a way to connect with writers across the state and beyond while staying safe."

Register here.

The online class "The Big Share" is available to anyone with an internet connection, or who even owns just a telephone. Instructions for accessing the online class on Tuesday, October 19, will be sent to registrants no less than 24 hours prior to the start of class. The class will be archived and made available to registrants for repeated viewings.

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit www.ncwriters.org.

 

 
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