More Publicity: Two Haiku Exhibits Scheduled

Dear Readers and Followers,
    I am honored to have two more solo exhibits of my poetry, (haiku, senryu, and haiku sequences) in the Chicago metro area through the end of the year.
    The first exhibit, July 8 through Sept. 30, will be held in Schaumburg, IL at Meet Chicago Northwest, (the Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau). The second will be from Oct. 1, 2016 through Jan. 7, 2017 at Rolling Meadows (IL) Public Library.
    I am the author of six books, with the seventh due to be published in 2019. One thing I have found is that authoring books opens doors. Since I published my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, I am always contacted by organizations asking me to do workshops and exhibits and to judge writing contests.
    A few of my books are about the craft of writing, and that is one niche I love. Adobe Photoshop PDF
    All writers need to be versed in seeking publicity. It’s not selfish, self-centered, or bragging. It is simply a way to share your work with others and get them interested in setting goals and  achieving writing success themselves.
    Through the years, many people have told me that they learned how to write and get published from reading my books or taking my workshops. So, I am giving as well as receiving. Writers MUST publicize their efforts, not only for themselves, but for the benefit of others who can learn from them. That’s why I write informational books–so people can learn from my experience.
    I am not the best writer around, but when I choose to write a book on a particular topic, I know that topic better than many people do. If I didn’t think people could learn things from my books, I wouldn’t bother to write them.
    Does this give you any ideas for books you might write?  And does this motivate you to
seek publicity, so you can share your work? I hope so.
    All best wishes for your writing efforts!
    Charlotte Digregorio
    Copyright 2016 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: 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; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. 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 by Charlotte Digregorio." 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 regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. 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 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 am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and 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, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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7 Responses to More Publicity: Two Haiku Exhibits Scheduled

  1. Complimenti Charlotte!

  2. congratulations Charlotte on the Haiku exhibitions. fun. your thoughts on publicity and writing books make a lot of sense and are very encouraging, thank you. aloha. rick.

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