How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? A Student-Led Crash Course on Social Media Strategy
Friday, March 10, 2023
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Are you a small press or writer looking to bolster your online presence, but don’t know where to begin? These undergraduate students want to help. Drawing from their personal experience growing up in online book communities, they’ll break down the ins and outs of popular social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to help strategize content creation and investigate ideas of digital responsibility, global networking, and how social media is rewiring the publishing industry.
Hannah Mackey is an undergraduate senior at Susquehanna University, studying creative writing and publishing and editing. She is currently the director of FUSE at SU and the managing editor of Flagship magazine on campus. She helped assemble the 2022 Common Reading Anthology for first-year students.
Ellie Pasquale is an English literature and publishing & editing double major at Susquehanna University, where she also serves as conference coordinator for the Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors. She manages the TikTok account of Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil series.
Emily Hizny is a junior creative writing and publishing & editing double major at Susquehanna University. She is the junior editor of SU's literary magazine Sanctuary, the vice president of SU's Slam Poetry Club, and the junior director of SU's FUSE chapter (Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors).
Amber Watkin is an undergraduate student at Susquehanna University studying creative writing, publishing and editing, and art. She is the associate editor in chief of Susquehanna’s The Squirrel and secretary for SU’s FUSE chapter. She currently runs the social media for SU’s Writer’s Institute.
Haley Dittbrenner is a creative writing and publishing & editing major at Susquehanna University. She uses social media to successfully manage a website, Instagram, and Twitter dedicated to her work. She has numerous works published and is currently working on a short story collection.