As the snow melts, the busy lecture and workshop season gets underway for Hungry Bear Publishing. I'm trying to keep my public appearances light in the spring because I'm not sure when I'm going to California to see my father. In any case, I already have two programs lined up, a history workshop and a public relations workshop.
The public is invited to attend my first-ever Adirondack Artifact Night, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, N.Y. It will be sponsored by the North Creek Depot Museum, NYSCA and the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Adirondack Artifact Night will start with a brief Community History Writing Workshop and end with a show-and-tell session featuring Adirondack artifacts. People are asked to bring historical artifacts from their homes or businesses and participate in this part of the program by telling stories about their objects.
I will also be presenting a public relations workshop for small businesses from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce offices on River Street. The program is called "PR101: Think Big on a Small Budget."
During the workshop, I will cover a wide variety of public relations topics and give small business owners a primer on getting their messages out to customers. Topics will include press releases, media kits, promotional items, publications, web sites, special events and media relations. The workshop is free to Meet the Town advertisers and Chamber members and $10 for people who are non-members and non-advertisers. Preregistration is required by May 11 by calling the Chamber at (518) 891-1990.
I am also making book tour plans for "Adirondack Attic 6," which will be released in June. For more information on my public appearances, check out the calendar on the Hungry Bear Publishing web site.