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Kristina Marie Darling Book Publicity for Every Writer Career & Publishing June 10 to July 5, 2024 Number of Participants: 15 Price: $650.00 Format: 4 Week Asynchronous Workshop
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This course will walk students through the basics of book publicity for poetry collections, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid genre books, and chapbooks. We will discuss strategies for researching and building relationships with book reviewers, best practices for supporting and mentoring reviewers, creating a marketing plan for one’s book, setting up a successful book tour, creating a press kit, and forming necessary connections with reviewers and magazine editors through participation in a larger literary arts community. Students will leave the class with a packet of resources for promoting their books, as well as ideas for leveraging reviews, interviews, and features for other opportunities in their career, such as post-publication book awards and speaking engagements.


Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over thirty books. An expert consultant with the United States Fulbright Commission, a twice-awarded Fulbright Scholar, and a member of the peer review panel for Fulbright grants, Dr. Darling’s work has also been recognized with three residencies at Yaddo, where she has held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry, a 2024 Villa Lena Foundation Fellowship, a 2024 Civita Institute Fellowship, and ten juried residencies at the American Academy in Rome. Currently a faculty member at The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop, she has taught at Yale University, the American University in Rome, Stanford University, where she leads a workshop in professional empowerment through their Continuing Studies Division, the New School, San Diego State University, where she has served as Editor-in-Residence in partnership with Poetry International on three occasions, and in Cedar Crest College’s Pan-European M.F.A. Program. A prolific public speaker with the Ovation Agency, Dr. Darling has also lectured at the historic Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Miami, the United States Embassy in Togo, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and Webster University’s Geneva, Switzerland campus, where she leads a biannual writing workshop for diplomats. Dr. Darling serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press & Tupelo Quarterly. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now divides her time between Greece, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast.

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