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I Will Be Answering Your Blogging Questions on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

25 Jan

Writing for Your Blog

Are you curious about what a blog is and how it works?

Do you want to know the difference between a website & a blog?

What else would you like to know about blogging?

Get all of your questions answered at my Blogging Q & A Session on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at Woodson Library at the corner of 95th & Halsted.

See you there!!


Special Report About My Community Social Media Training

29 Nov

Due to the overwhelming interest in my Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on Friday, November 18, 2011, I had to schedule another training on Friday, December 2, 2011. All the seats have been filled. I just wanted to share my excitement about next event. This is proof that persistence pays off. Woo hoo!




Don’t Forget My Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on 11/18/11

16 Nov

Great News! I will conducting a Social Media Seminar for Community Organizations on Friday, November 18, 2011.


Title: Community Organizations: Use Social Media to Increase Your Reach

As the “go-to” centers in the community, residents in local and nearby neighborhoods rely on community organizations to provide information, resources and assistance. While their works are known locally, these organizations could expand their reach and results through social media.

In this 3-hour hands-on seminar, Executive Directors, Program Managers, Marketing Specialists, Public Relations Professionals, Communications Professionals and other staff members from Community Organizations will learn:

  • How to get found on the first page of Google using WordPress
  • How to increase your organization’s exposure on blogs, Facebook and Twitter
  • To reach a larger online audience through live blogging events
  • To reduce your social media workload by connecting all social sites

Go to Event Brite to Register Now!

African-American Media Panel Discussion – FREE – November 8, 2011

12 Oct
Natalie Moore - WBEZ

Natalie Moore - WBEZ

How does the African-American news media cover its community? What more can African-American NGOs, activists and community groups need to get their story told?

Join us for a community dialogue between the African-American news media and community.

When: Tuesday, November 8 from 6pm to 8pm

Where: The Little Black Pearl
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653-3600
Click here to see map of the location

Learn how you, your nonprofit or community group can be a resource to these local media outlets and what kinds of stories they are looking for.

WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore and its South Side Bureau Chief will moderate the discussion between journalists and the community.

PANELISTS  include: Glenn Reedus-Chicago Crusader, Richard Muhammad-Final Call, Aminah Hanan-Blogging While Brown and Matt McGill – WVON

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Click here to register for this FREE event today!

The Society of Professional Journalists and Chicago Headline Club are sponsoring this event.

For more information please contact Stephen Franklin at 312 369 7782


Post updated on November 8, 2011 to include the names of panelists

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Cocktail Party and Silent Auction – 10/12/2011

5 Oct

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
ABC-TV news star  Janet Davies will be hosting the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Cocktail Party & Silent Auction on Oct. 12 in the penthouse of the historic Cliff Dwellers Club located on 200 S. Michigan Ave. Guests can enjoy spectacular views overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan while mingling with a cross-section of supporters from throughout Chicago’s cultural community. Auction items will include travel packages; sports memorabilia and tickets; rare and signed books; cultural tours; dining and theater packages; and much more.

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from  5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is a $20 admission charge, which includes

  • OPEN BAR AND APPETIZERS 5:30-6:30 p.m.

After 6:30 cash bar is available. Half proceeds benefit Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. All funds raised during the evening will fund The Chicago Writer’s Association’s 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony, to be held Nov. 15 in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Public Library.

Get your ticket now or contact the Chicago Writers Association for more information.

Learn More About “We Are Not Alone” on June 28th

17 Jun

A Different Way to the Story of Chicago's Youth

Free Spring into Writing 2011 Mini-Conference – March 19, 2011

17 Mar

Chicago Writers Association

Check out the Chicago Writers Association Spring into 2011 Writing Mini-Conference on Saturday, March 19, 2011.  Not only will you hear authors of fiction, non-fiction and poetry speak about different aspects of the writing process, you will have the opportunity to network and connect with creative minds.  The conference  will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Beverly Library, 1962 W. 95th Street.