Logo for: North Carolina Writer's Network

Two-Part Class: Building Your Platform as a Writer

Presented by KB Brookins

KB Brookins

Registration Now Closed.

Can’t attend day of? No problem. This class will be recorded and only registrants will have access to the recording later.

TUESDAY MAY 23, 2023 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2023, 7 P.M. EST

$65 for members | $85 for non-members

Do you know what it takes to build your platform as a writer?

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve got a book deal and are ready to take your work to the next level, building an author platform is a necessary tool in the business of publishing. Learn about what goes into creating a platform and what having a platform can do for you in this 2-hour class.

KB will be covering:

  • social media
  • website copy and design
  • crafting a bio
  • how to submit and how to find the right venues for your work, and more.


  • You’re a writer curious about building a platform and what it can do for you.
  • You’re ready to build your own platform, but don’t know where to start.
  • You’re looking for best practices on building online and IRL platforms.


KB Brookins is a Black, queer, and trans writer and cultural worker from Texas. Their chapbook How To Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022) won the Saguaro Poetry Prize. KB’s poems and essays are published in Academy of American Poets, Huffington Post, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. They have earned fellowships from PEN America and Lambda Literary among others, and currently serve as the 2022-23 Poet-In-Residence at Civil Rights Corps. KB has two forthcoming books, Freedom House (Deep Vellum Publishing,April 11, 2023) and PRETTY (Alfred A. Knopf, 2024). Follow them online at @earthtokb. 

Registration is closed.