Get Your Work Noticed–Whatever Your Art Is

To all My Loyal Followers and Readers:

Thank you so much for reading the Daily Haiku and all my instructional posts on a regular basis. Hundreds of you have emailed me or commented on this blog, and I have now formed a profile of my typical reader. Actually, I’ve found there is no “typical” reader, as I have heard from:

older adults

younger adults

students

teachers

artists

musicians

business people who tell me they are wannabe writers

experienced writers of practically every genre

experienced poets of many forms who just discovered the right way to write haiku

wannabe journalists

wannabe authors

wannabe bloggers

novelists who want to discover how to publicize their books

public relations professionals

wannabe columnists

stay-at-home mothers or caregivers of elderly parents who’ve always wanted to write during the rare, spare moments  of their days and nights

Etc., Etc.

Whether you are an artist, musician,  just starting to consider writing or are an experienced writer, I hope there is always something you can profit from on my blog. For example, if you are an experienced artist, musician, or writer, maybe one of the significant things you have learned from my blog, is not to be shy, and to realize there is a need to publicize your worthy efforts. Read your work, exhibit your work, do a concert. For example, connect with your local library to do a reading, workshop, exhibit or give a concert. Do anything to get attention for your work. Blog!

Whether you are a beginning writer or an experienced one, read at open mics.

Writers, musicians, and all artists, regardless of their specialty or level of expertise, still have a long ways to go in getting their work out into the world and noticed. This isn’t an easy task for a beginner or even experienced artist. Most do not have a publicist, so they need to be their own cheerleaders. Get used to tooting your own horn.

It’s not selfish or egotistical. It is necessary. You need to share your work in order to thrive at it and get ideas on how to improve it. Sometimes, even the average, ordinary person who is not in your field, will give you the most valuable feedback.

As for myself, I will be signing copies of my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, Saturday, April 30, at the Annual Poetry Fest, held at the Chicago Public Library, 400 S. State St.

As I’ve mentioned recently on my blog, my exhibit of haiku/haiku sequences is featured at the Library the entire month of April. (Third Floor). And, I will give a haiku/senryu presentation and workshop during Poetry Fest at the Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the 30th.

Here is the link on Amazon to my most recent book:

http://www.amazon.com/Haiku-Senryu-Simple-Guide-All/dp/0991213904/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460218810&sr=8-1&: q

If you like the book, you can always contact me directly to inquire about it or order it. Email: artfulcommunicators@icloud.com

And also of current interest, I have one of my poems displayed at Highland Park Public Library in Highland Park, IL. This exhibit of selected poets is co-sponsored by Highland Park Poetry and the Illinois State Poetry Society.

Each month, I am always doing something out in public to keep my work alive. Make it your goal to do the same!

Thank you for your support.

Best Wishes,

Charlotte Digregorio

Copyright 2016 by Charlotte Digregorio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I am also the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I have signed books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won thirty-three poetry awards. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I am an internationally-published haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, etheree, and sestina poet. My poetry has been translated into six languages, and I have done poetry readings at a variety of bookstores, libraries, art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. My poetry has been displayed at supermarkets, art galleries, libraries, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I've been interviewed on cable television about my poetry. I also hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I was also self-employed as a communications/public relations/marketing consultant with 111 clients in 16 states. In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give special lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and to those at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and to libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America. Currently, I am Second Vice President of the Haiku Society.
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2 Responses to Get Your Work Noticed–Whatever Your Art Is

  1. I’ve always appreciated your blog Charlotte, and would be interested in purchasing your book as a paperback – but living in New Zealand I find the postage and exchange rate makes it almost prohibitive…usually Amazon charges more for postage than the book…

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