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Literary Arts, Ooligan Press, and Portland State University’s English Department partner to present the Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event. This event is designed for writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to connect to the publishers and authors seeking to hear their voices.
Promoting Your Book Panel 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)
You’ve written a book … now what? Join four experienced book industry professionals as they expertly discuss the best ways to promote your book, applicable across a variety of genres. Whether you’ve finished your manuscript or are gathering information about promotion for when that day comes, you won’t want to miss this important information about getting your book seen and connecting with your audience. Featuring panelists Keely Platte, Helena Brantley, Alexandria Gonzales, and Jessica Mehta.
Query Letter Workshop 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PST)
The query letter is a vital document for getting your first agent or publisher. But what are the essential elements needed in a query letter and what is the best way to present them? Join this interactive workshop with examples, discussion, and hands-on activities to hone your query letter writing skills. Featuring Ivory Fields.
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Note: The two webinars will take place in the same Zoom room. One link will give you access to both webinars, but you do not have to attend both webinars.
Helena Brantley is an avid reader works with scholars, Subject matter experts and publishers to promote adult nonfiction books. Helena began doing business as Red Pencil Publicity + Marketing in 2010, after working for HarperCollins in San Francisco, where she created and managed book publicity campaigns, including a string of national and New York Times best-sellers.
Early in her career, Helena, a New Jersey native, worked at public relations, and marketing agencies on the east coast, and ran the communications office of a small nonprofit organization that convened people from across the political and religious spectrum to help reduce poverty.
As Principal of Red Pencil Publicity + Marketing, Helena is hired by publishers and authors and she works with a growing team of subcontractors to develop and execute promotional campaigns that blend event planning and production, social media marketing, and media outreach and relations. Helena lives in Alameda, CA, with her husband and two daughters, all of whom are avid readers.