R237. So You Think You Need a Website: A Tech-Wonk(ish) Lesson for DIYers

E146, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


You know you need an author site, but you don’t want to pay a designer, because you’re a writer and can’t afford such extravagances. Or you’re thinking of launching an online journal, but you have no idea where to start. If either description sounds familiar, then this is the panel to visit for a down-and-dirty tutorial for using web-publishing apps such as Wordpress, Squarespace, and others. Tips will be offered for creating a dynamic Internet presence without losing your mind or your shirt.



Sonia Greenfield is the author of three poetry books, Circus Gravitas, American Parable, and Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market, winner of the 2014 Codhill Poetry Award and a 2015 Poetry Foundation Staff Pick. Editor of Rise Up Review, she directs the Southern California Poetry Festival.

Corrie Williamson is the author of Sweet Husk, winner of the 2014 Perugia Press Prize, and, forthcoming, The River Where You Forgot My Name, winner of the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. Her poems have appeared in the Missouri Review, AGNI, West Branch, and elsewhere.

Candace Williams is a black queer nerd, poet, and middle school educator. Her chapbook, Spells for Black Wizards, won the TAR Series. She’s appeared in Sixth Finch, Bennington Review, and Bettering American Poetry 2016. In a past life, she was in charge of digital marketing at tech startups.

Michelle Menting is poetry and nonfiction editor of Split Rock Review and the author of three poetry collections. The recipient of awards from Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and the National Park Service, she holds an MFA and PhD in literature & creative writing, and is a YA librarian in Belfast, Maine.

Nicole Byrne is a queer poet who earned her MFA degree from Wichita State University. She is the editorial assistant for SFK Press and The New Southern Fugitives. She has previously worked in marketing, social media management, and digital editing. Her work has appeared in several literary journals.


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