Hosting Author Promotion Panel at LitFest 2012

Friday, October 19th @ Noon – CBC Centre Stage

Gone are the days when a writer could afford to be working away, alone and isolated. Now, each author faces significant pressure to be their own promoter, both online and in real life. This panel examines ways to use digital and analog tools to make the best use of precious time and money.  Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail moderates a discussion and Q&A with authors Alexis Kienlen and Noah Richler, and new media expert Dana DiTomaso.

(Thanks to CBC Edmonton for providing the venue and getting the word out!)

Hope to see you there!

Alexis Kienlen is a poet, fiction writer, journalist, reviewer and youth writing teacher. Alexis currently lives in Edmonton where she works as an agricultural reporter for Alberta Farmer newspaper. Alexis writes a weekly book column for The Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune and has contributed to numerous publications across Canada.


 Dana DiTomaso is an Edmonton-based digital marketing consultant, speaker, and the technology columnist for CBC’s Edmonton AM. She is passionate about her work and can tell you where your online promotional dollars are best spent and how to get the most out of free social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.



 Noah Richler worked for BBC Radio making documentaries for 14 years. He has been books editor and literary columnist for The National Post and has contributed to numerous publications in both Canada and the UK. He is author of This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada.

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