Williamstown Literary Festival runs from 29 April to 1 May 2011. Williamstown (or ‘Willy’) is a gorgeous waterfront suburb of Melbourne, easily accessible by train.
Last year Lisa Dempster and I spoke on blogging to a small crowd and this year they’ve asked me back to teach a short (hour-and-a-half) workshop on blogging and social media, called ‘Blogging and its coming of age’. I will briefly cover some of the basics of blogging (platforms etc.) but I’ll also go into what makes good content, and how to attract readers. I’ll talk a fair bit about social media (ie. Facebook and Twitter) and how this can tie in with your blogging activities. The website says it’s priced $5.50-$7.70 so it’s fairly inexpensive, too.
There are some great authors in the program, including Steven Amsterdam, Jon Bauer, Gideon Haigh, Morris Gleitzman, Dave Graney, Carmel Bird, Anna Krien, Shaun Micallef, Lisa Lang and Crikey‘s own First Dog on the Moon. It also makes a nice day (or three) out. Hope to see you there.