Twittering, blogging, following, commenting, linking. These days, everybody is involved in some form of Social Networking in order to stay connected to the people and places they care about. And with so many ways to be looped in, including blogs, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and now Twitter, social networking sites are no longer just a way for the college set to find out what their friends are up to. More and more institutions, organizations, and businesses are using networking sites to reach out to their constituents, customers, and clients to keep them in-the-know, and the Writers’ Program is definitely no exception.
Check out the many ways the Writers’ Program connects with the writer in you:
The latest iteration of the Writers’ Program website launched in September of 2007 and since then, we’ve watched the number of visits and visitors increase month after month from LA to Italy, India, Japan, Australia, and China. With the ability to make updates to the website on a daily basis, the Writers’ Program prides itself on bringing current and prospective students the most recent information on courses, instructors, free events, and special programs. Get motivated by writing tips from Writers’ Program instructors and get inspired by the latest publishing and producing successes of Writers’ Program students and instructors.
Corey Campbell, Writers’ Program event coordinator and advisor of online creative writing courses, shares the evolution of her working life, her writing life, her personal life, and her academic life (as an MFA student at Warren Wilson) with her readers. Corey’s candid and oh-so-refreshing take on all things literary (and some things not-so-literary!), has been a great way to extend the Writers’ Program reach outside of the classroom. Find out about upcoming L.A. readings and appearances of special interest to writers. Corey welcomes comments from all her readers, so be sure to drop her a line.
(Note: you have to have a Facebook account and be logged in for the link to work correctly)
Fans of the Writers’ Program come to its Facebook page to get up-to-date information on special programs, courses, and events, as well as to read recent posts to the Writers’ Program blog. Check back often to see photos from some of the Writers’ Program’s many free events. You might just see yourself staring back.
The Writers’ Program has two pages on everyone’s favorite new cyber-addiction, Twitter.com. Use the link above for fast access to up-to-the-minute and late-breaking news about the Writers’ Program. Catalog drops, fast-approaching deadlines, interesting new courses, and reminders about our next big event–you’ll get it all on Twitter!
Last week the Writers’ Program launched a second Twitter page where Writers’ Program staffer/prolific reader/and overly-modest writer Daniel Sanchez hosts friendly writerly-chats with book and film recommendations, thoughts on his own writing projects, and general advice about screenwriting and creative writing courses offered at the Writers’ Program — all in 140 characters or less.
So whether you choose to be our fan, our friend, our follower, or even a fly on the wall who follows Writers’ Program happenings from the sidelines, we’re happy to have you join our extensive community of creative people, all of whom share a passion for the written word.