Saturday Seminar: How to Build An Effective Author Platform with Jef Blocker and Collin Kelley

Instructor: Jef Blocker and Collin Kelley


Jef Blocker will demonstrate how easy it is to set up an attractive, mobile friendly, easy-to-manage website using WordPress, how to expand it with plugins, create a blog, and establish a hub for all of your online promotion.

Collin Kelley will focus on how to effectively use social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Topics will include best practices, community building, tips on sharing links and your own work, time management, and dos and don’ts. A blogger for sixteen years, Collin will also touch on creating, maintaining and contributing to blogs.

Class Limit is 20.


$ 175.00



Biography: Jef Blocker is a project and UX/UI analyst for SHERPA Global. He’s also a member of the Decatur Writers Studio Advisory Board. Collin Kelley is the author of the poetry collection Midnight in a Perfect World, just published by Sibling Rivalry Press. His other poetry collections include Better To Travel (Poetry Atlanta Press), Slow To Burn (Seven Kitchens Press), After the Poison (Finishing Line Press) and Render (Sibling Rivalry Press), chosen by the American Library Association for its 2014 Over the Rainbow Book List. He is also the author of The Venus Trilogy of novels – Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and Leaving Paris – also published by Sibling Rivalry Press. Remain In Light was the runner-up for the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Fiction and a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world.

Contact Information: info@decaturwritersstudio.com

Date(s): Saturday, October 19

Class time: 10:00am - 4:00pm with an hour break for lunch (bring from home or plenty of options nearby for take out)

Type of Class: Saturday Seminar


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