KWG hosts local publisher

Knoxville Writers’ Guild will host local publishing marketer Caitlin Hamilton Summie at their March 3, 2016 program.

The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Central United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall at 201 E. Third Ave. Attendees should enter off of the large parking lot behind the church. A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible.

Hamilton Summie is a book marketer and publicist who works with small and large house authors, as well as the self-published, to promote their works. She is the former marketing director of MacMurray & Beck, BlueHen Books/Penguin Putnam, and founded her own firm in 2003. In addition to marketing, she has also published both short stories and poems, and was an independent bookseller.

“I’m excited to discuss publicity basics, the importance of marketing for authors, and take questions from local writers,” Caitlin said. “I want writers to know what it takes to make our voices heard in 2016!”

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity.