February 4, 2012 10:00 A.M.
WOMEN WRITERS FORUM: AUTHORPRENEURS
Center for Women, Charleston, SC
Experienced author and publisher Lily Herndon Weaks, president of The Fig & The Vine Publishing takes authors through the process of becoming savvy entrepreneurs, learning how to successfully navigate the ever-changing publishing industry for successful branding and maximum profit. Many authors see signing on the dotted line as the end and it's really only the beginning of a very long journey. There are many elements involved that come as a surprise to authors. Learn about the real commitment authors are expected to make.
February 7, 2012 12:15 P.M.
GREATER CHARLESTON ROTARY AUXILLARY
Citadel Alumni House, Charleston, SC
Shari Stauch of Shark Marketing will be the guest speaker, discussing how today's women in business can have a lasting impact when they share their voice and vision.
February 11, 2012
DIY PUBLISHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Lawyers for the Creative Arts and John Marshall Law School will host an all-day publishing conference that is open to the public. Don't miss DIY Publishing in the Digital Age! Speakers will include publishing professionals, authors, and attorneys experienced in literary issues, including Robert Margolis, a partner in the law firm of Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C., in Chicago, and Shark Marketing Co's Shari Stauch.
February 16, 2012
FEMCITY CHARLESTON FEBRUARY CONNECTION
Oscar's Place, Summerville, SC
Shark Marketing Co's Shari Stauch will be the guest speaker, on giving voice to the vision, how other women professionals are sharing their voices and their passions to widen their sphere of influence!
March 19-20, 2012
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Myrtle Beach, SC
The Women’s Leadership Conference educates, motivates and challenges women to become change-makers in their own lives, their communities and the world. The much anticipated 2012 program includes a roster of notable speakers from the fields of entrepreneurship, business, media, politics and more, who encourage women to speak up, take action, and use their voices to become more effective. Shark Marketing's Shari Stauch is one of this year's speakers.
May 18-20, 2012
SC BOOK FESTIVAL
The SC Book Festival takes place at the Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC. This is the state's premier literary event, drawing an audience of over 6,000 readers and writers, open free to the public and featuring an all-star cast of authors.
August 31 - September 2, 2012
DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 600 world-class authors and 190,000 festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
October 12-14, 2012
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.
October 19-21, 2012
FLORIDA WRITERS CONFERENCE
Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary, FL
The 2011 Florida Writer’s Conference will be held from October 21-23 at the Lake Mary Marriott, in Lake Mary, Florida (just east of Orlando). In the past, conferences have attracted more than 300 attendees, as well as a wide variety of published authors, agents, publishers, and other experts to help you with the craft and business of writing.
November 28 - December 2, 2012
WORDS & MUSIC: A LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL
Words & Music
Shark Marketing's Shari Stauch is co-director of programming for this very special conference for writers and readers, produced each year by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society in New Orleans. Said Stauch, "Many writer's conferences are about making contacts. New Orleans is special; it's about forging lifelong relationships with the nation's best agents and editors." Brilliant authors who cut their teeth on this conference come back year after year, too, long after they've gone on to publishing success. Stauch will also lead a workshop on social marketing and author blogs during the conference.