Workshop: Author Platforms and Websites

Do you find the concept of promoting yourself as an author a daunting task?

Khaliela Wright will demystify the concept of an author platform and provide real world examples authors can employ to promote themselves and their work.  Her talk will cover avenues to publication, the importance of networking, effective use social media, publicity, and the necessity of an author website.  Judah Wright will lead a hands-on workshop in which authors will purchase their domain names, discuss options for website hosting, and build their own WordPress website, including choosing a theme, customizing your website, adding widgets and plugins, and building content.

Workshop Schedule
8:30      Registration
9:00      Introductions
9:15      Parts of an Author Platform w/Khaliela Wright
11:00    Break
11:15    Buying Domain Names & Web Hosting Services w/Judah Wright
12:00    Lunch (bring a sack lunch or enjoy one of Moscow’s downtown eateries.)
1:00      Building a Author Website on WordPress
4:00      Closing Remarks

Participates should bring the following items with them: a 350+ word bio, at least two photographs (preferably one being a head shot), a list of 5 domain names (in case 1st and 2nd choices are not available), their credit card (for purchasing domain names), and their laptop.  By the end of the workshop participates will have a website with an “About Page” and “Landing Page” with an initial blog post introducing themselves to the world.  (To see sample website visit

Already have a website?  You can still benefit by learning to auto-publish blogs to your favorite social media sites, monetize your website, and tips to make website management easier in the future.

Date: Saturday, July 28th
Location: Fisk Room, 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd St, Moscow, ID 83843

Cost of workshop: $25, not including purchase of domain name and web hosting. (Domain name expected to cost $10, optional web hosting available for $5/month from Server Canyon.) Participants may pay online or at the door.  Space limited to 20 people.

To register contact Khaliela Wright at or register on the Palouse Writers Guild Meet-up page:

Printable flier available here: Author Platform Flier
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