POWO: Poets & Writers Online

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 17 Apr 2011
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POWO: Poets & Writers Online
A forum for Poets & Writers Online Target group: Poets, writers with blogs and those with an interest in writing and using the internet in theirwriting. Type of Forum: A once in a month meet-up that will incorporate performances, guestspeakers and some hands on training. Forum objectives - Provide a space for interaction between different poets, writers - Sharing ideas and experiences - Gain useful tips in using different tech tools in the writing quest - Get expert advice on legal, writing matters - Make a cultural and social contribution to generation of local content Forum Agenda a. Guest Speakers -Experts on various fields to offer advice on :- Blogging, legal issues(copyrights,Intellectual Property, Creative Commons), SEO, use of Social media to promoteonewriting, online opportunities, useful resources on the net (online literary mags)Seasoned blogger writers/poets sharing their experiences, challenges,opportunitiesetc. Publishers - what they look for in a good story orpoem. Sites that publish poems & stories -Making money through writing both online &offline Growing from a blog to a website b. Hands on skills -Creating ablogSEOIdentifying, Joining & utilizing various social media c. Poetry performances in between sessions d. Q&A session The ground-breaking forum, POWO Meeting will be on 23rd April, 2011 from 11.30am – 2pm. This forum is geared to bridge the gap between aspiring poets and writers in the use of Internet and The Guest Speakers will be: 1. Joseph Mucheru – Google East & Central Africa Lead 2. Njoroge Matathia ( Potash) – Kenya Urban Narrative - http://bongakimya.theblackcampaign.org/?p=35 3. Wamathai – Blogger & Organiser of …….Monthly Event. 4. Muki Garang – Poet, activist, Hip Hop Artist, Techie Please Click here to Register
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