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Oct
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Another Event

Girl Friday Productions and McMenamins present: The Great Northwest Author Tour featuring Jamie Ford, internationally bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Andrea Dunlop, debut author of Losing the Light. 

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Oct
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sample Event

Girl Friday Productions and McMenamins present: The Great Northwest Author Tour featuring Jamie Ford, internationally bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Andrea Dunlop, debut author of Losing the Light. 

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Jan
21
11:00am11:00am

Workshop: Cultivating the Author

Every author needs a skill set that goes far beyond the ability to write a good book. And yet, many don’t even know where to begin learning how to build a community or market their work.

In this workshop, authors and marketing experts, Andrea Dunlop and Kristina Libby will help you approach your work as an author holistically: from inspiration, to finding an audience, to navigating publishing, to developing both short term and lifelong career goals for your writing and platform.

In this workshop, we’ll guide your through our six pillars of success to develop a long term strategy for your author career that will help you build your audience book by book and reader by reader. We’re not about one size fits all: in this half-day workshop, attendees will develop a focused and individualized plan that will fit with their life, career goals, and the market for which they’re writing.

When: Saturday, January 21st 11am- 4pm

Where: The Queen Anne Writers Studio

Who: Authors who are ready to take their careers to the next level

How much: $169*

*Price includes a lunch catered by Pure Rae Cooking and post-class appetizers and wine

 

About Your Instructors

 

Andrea Dunlop is an author and independent social media consultant based out of Seattle, WA with over a decade of experience in book publishing. Dunlop began her career as a publicist with Doubleday where she worked with both bestselling and emerging authors to spread the word about their books. After returning to her hometown of Seattle, she worked as publicity manager for Kim Ricketts Book Events, before going on to to join the team at Girl Friday Productions as their executive director of social media and marketing. In February 2016, Andrea released her debut novel, Losing the Light (Atria), and is currently working on a second novel for the publisher, due out in early2018. In addition to her writing and social media work, Andrea has presented at book and publishing conferences and classes nationwide including The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Conference, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, Columbia University and many others.

Kristina Libby is the CEO of S.W.C. a digital marketing and communications consulting firm in Dallas, TX and a professor at the University of Florida. Libby is a serial entrepreneur and storyteller who routinely writes, speaks and teaches on subjects across a wide range of issues including PR, storytelling, writing and side hustles. She recently published her first book You Don't Need Social Media Unless You Are Doing It Right, on helping small businesses simplify social media, and has written for and appeared on publications like Cosmopolitan, Entreprenuer, More, Forbes, the LA Times and others. She also has a forthcoming podcast on side hustles, called The Creative Class.

  

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The Great Northwest Author Tour: CENTRALIA
May
24
to May 25

The Great Northwest Author Tour: CENTRALIA

  • McMenamins Olympic Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Girl Friday Productions and McMenamins present: The Great Northwest Author Tour featuring Jamie Ford, internationally bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Andrea Dunlop, debut author of Losing the Light. 

Moderated by Girl Friday Productions

A reading and lively literary discussion with the authors will start at 6:30 p.m. (door at 6 p.m.). You’ll have a chance to ask the authors questions, buy books and have them signed, and indulge in McMenamins’ vast array of local beer, wine, and spirits.

Following the FREE evening event, spend the night at the the Olympic Club or return the next morning to join us for a very special breakfast with the featured authors and a member of Girl Friday Productions for an intimate discussion about writing and book publishing. The $75 ticket price includes breakfast and signed copies of a book by each author. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and spaces are limited to twenty guests.

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The Great Northwest Author Tour: PORTLAND
May
23
to May 24

The Great Northwest Author Tour: PORTLAND

  • McMenamins Kennedy School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Girl Friday Productions and McMenamins present: The Great Northwest Author Tour featuring Jamie Ford, internationally bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Andrea Dunlop, debut author of Losing the Light. 

Moderated by Girl Friday Productions

A reading and lively literary discussion with the authors will begin at 6:30 p.m. (door at 6 p.m.). You’ll have a chance to ask the authors questions, buy books and have them signed, and indulge in McMenamins’ vast array of local beer, wine, and spirits.

Following the FREE evening event, spend the night at the Kennedy School or return the next morning to join us for a very special breakfast with the featured authors and a member of Girl Friday Productions for an intimate discussion about writing and book publishing. The $75 ticket price includes breakfast and signed copies of one of each author's books. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and spaces are limited to twenty guests.

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The Great Northwest Author Tour: BEND
May
22
to May 23

The Great Northwest Author Tour: BEND

  • McMenamins Old St Francis School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Girl Friday Productions and McMenamins present: The Great Northwest Author Tour featuring Jamie Ford, internationally bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Andrea Dunlop, debut author of Losing the Light. 

Moderated by Girl Friday Productions

A reading and lively literary discussion with the authors will begin at 6:30 p.m. (door at 6 p.m.). You’ll have a chance to ask the authors questions, buy books and have them signed, and indulge in McMenamins’ vast array of local beer, wine, and spirits.

Following the FREE evening event, spend the night at the Old St. Francis School or return the next morning to join us for a very special breakfast with the featured authors and a member of Girl Friday Productions for an intimate discussion about writing and book publishing. The $75 ticket price includes breakfast and signed copies of one of each author's books. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and spaces are limited to twenty guests.

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