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This is my favorite shot of an audience at one of my sessions. Thanks for capturing this, OmniUpdate.

Since 2008,  I’ve presented at more than 50 conferences and/or was a guest or a guest host of industry-related webinars and webisodes about social media, storytelling, and content strategy in higher education, small business, and publishing. I also regularly speak or give workshops for alumni networks, writers’ groups, and local businesses to show how social media and a digital presence can aid in nearly every aspect of one’s professional life. (Available topics listed on this page.)

If you’re interested in booking me for your event, please continue reading for topic ideas and contact information.


Here is a list of upcoming events, past events and, lastly, a list of topics on which I can speak. A look ahead and a look back…

Future Speaking Engagements & Appearances (2018):

  • Feb. 22 – Pennsylvania College of Art & Design – “The Importance of Audience Engagement” workshop (open to public; paid course)
  • Feb. 24 – Careers in Publishing conference, Rosemont College (Pa.)
  • March 7-10 – AWP 2018, Tampa – exhibiting at Table 544 with Hippocampus Magazine & Books; co-hosting offsite event
  • Aug. 4-5, PA Writer’s Conference at Wilkes University – TBA social media panel
  • Aug. 24-26 – HippoCamp 2018, Lancaster; conference organizer/moderating panels, etc.

Past Engagements this Year (2018)

  • January 7-14 – Wilkes University Creative Writing Program winter residency – plenary session on web and social media to build author platform + social consultations by appointment.

Previous Years: Past Presentations, Workshops & Appearances:

Here’s an archive of past speaking engagements; if you’d like more details about the content of these presentations, contact me.

2017 Appearances
2016 Appearances
2015 Appearances
2014 Appearances
2013 Appearances
2012 Appearances
2011 Appearances
2010 and Earlier

Available presentations/topics:

8088740322_1a1bd32f71_kI can tailor a presentation or workshop to fit almost any need, but I prefer to speak to small businesses, institutions of higher education, and community-benefit organizations who are serious about digital/integrated marketing. I also speak to creative writing programs and literary groups and publishing organizations about running a magazine, social media for writers, personal branding for writers, and writers’ websites and blogs.

These are just a few topics:

  • Social Media in Higher Education (broad or narrowed down to a specific niche)
  • Social Media in Crisis Communications
  • Storytelling in Higher Education
  • Creating Content that Sizzles
  • Writing Across Platforms
  • Building a Digital Identity
  • Social Media for Writers
  • Social Media and Public Relations
  • Writers’ Websites – Why You Need One
  • Becoming an Expert in Your Field
  • Freelance Writing While in College

Note that there were additional talks not included here, mostly guest-speaking engagements in classroom settings; for the sake of brevity, I focused the more recent entries on this page on conferences.

For more information or to request me for an event or workshop:

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