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Salem: Writing, Publishing, Speaking and more with Ken Coomes, LT, USN (Retired)
April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writing, Publishing, Speaking and more
This talk will cover aspects of writing, editing, publishing, advertising, promoting and selling your work. We’ll talk about speaking, why it’s necessary and how it will help your writing. I’ll share some links to tools I’ve found useful and resources relating to all that we talk about. My plan is to ask questions up front, to make sure we address what the audience wants to hear. And there may be an exercise or two.
There will be a handout, mostly white space, to allow for taking notes. I will provide my contact information, so audience members will be able to follow up, request electronic copy of links I suggest, or just to keep in touch. I encourage those planning to attend to bring their questions, an open mind, and be willing to participate.
About Ken Coomes, LT, USN
Ken is a retired Naval Officer (mustang), retired from Intel, retired from Ricoh – Just a retiring sort of fellow. Married, four grown children, six grandchildren, 7 published poems, 3 short pieces and 3 books of a 6-book pair of trilogies currently in progress.
Entering the U.S. Navy because of Viet Nam, one place he served, Ken started out enlisted and worked up through the ranks to retire as a Lieutenant. He has a B.S.E.E., M.S.C.S., C.B.I., ACS, CL, and PM1 – All of which to say he’s old, and has done a few things.
He and his wife of almost 37 years, Joanne, live in the Portland area. Over the years Ken has had short pieces and poetry published by others. More recently, he has published the first three books of a pair of trilogies he is currently writing.
Four grown children, and their six children, along with writing, playing both kinds of golf, designing, testing and playing board games and speaking in public keep him young (at heart) and quite busy. Having retired officially from the Navy, and unofficially from Intel, Ricoh and mergers and acquisitions, he considers himself a “retiring” fellow; that, or he can’t hold a job!