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Writing in the Social Media Age with Sarah Salway

LSE Literary Festival Creative Writing Workshop

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012 
Time: 12-1pm
Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Sarah Salway

Using social media means it has never been easier to get your words out there, but how can you be sure you are being read? Sarah Salway uses personal experience and practical examples to show how you can make the internet work best for you, including getting an audience and writing for personal websites, blogs, podcasts, Facebook pages, and Twitter streams.

Canterbury Laureate and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the LSE, Sarah Salway has been blogging successfully since 2004. She is the author of three novels, including Something Beginning With, and a collection of short stories. Her first poetry collection, You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book, will be published in March. Her website is at www.sarahsalway.net.

This is the final session in the creative writing workshop series, following Writing fiction – on and off the page with Jonathan Gibbs at 10am, and The Art of ‘Relating Cultures’ with Reshma Ruia at 11am.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lselitfest

Workshop Notes

You can read Sarah Salway's Eight Questions for Writing Successful Blog Posts on her website.


A podcast of this event is available to download from Writing in the Social Media Age with Sarah Salway.

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