Promote Your Own Book  Workshop (Black Writers Guild of MD) Free for Members $5 for visitors - pre-pay here)

Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Enoch Pratt Library (Edmonson Branch)/ 4330 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229 


Publish Now! Day-long Seminar @ The Writers Center ($150) Register here

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, 8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. / 4508 Walsh Street Bethesda, MD 20815

Join more than twenty industry professionals including PR Consultant, Cherrie Woods as they share the ins and outs of publishing articles, essays, stories, books, and more. 


Promote Your Own Book Workshops @ Enoch Pratt Free Library (FREE)

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Orleans St. Branch - 1303 Orleans St. Baltimore, MD 21231 

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. / Northwood Branch - 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21218 

Saturday, Nov.16, 2019, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. / Pennsylvania Avenue Branch - 1531 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217


Book A Workshop (C. Woods one-page portfolio)

Promote Your Own Book I (For Writers/Authors at All Stages in the Writing Process)

With over 750,000 books being published each year in the U.S. and over half of them by self-published authors, how does an author stand out above the rest? This workshop teaches authors how to choose the right book cover, develop a strong "Author PR Toolkit" (headshot, bio, book synopsis, and website),  what type of online presence authors need to have and where to sell their books. (60 mins.)

Promote Your Own Book II (For Authors with a Published Book)

Attend this workshop to learn public relations PR strategies to increase your book sales. Topics include: how to get local media coverage, where to look for reading opportunities, how to develop/strengthen your brand and how to develop a strong author platform. Attendees are encouraged to bring a printed copy of their book. (2 hrs.)

PR for Creatives (can be customized for specific entrepreneurs)

Creative entrepreneurship is the practice of setting up a business – or setting yourself up as self-employed in one of the creative industries. Essentially, creative entrepreneurs are investors in talent – their own or other people’s. - Wikipedia

This 3-hour workshop will give creative entrepreneurs insight into the world of public relations (PR). The workshop will focus on empowering attendees to build businesses that are balanced, productive and sustainable utilizing best PR practices.


Book A Workshop 



"This is the first time we’ve had Cherrie Woods present at our library and I look forward to having her bring her energy and expertise back again for more workshops on helping writers get their works known to the reading public."

– Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch

"Cherrie Woods gave us lots of useful tips & tricks for navigating the self-publishing world. Her speaking style was engaging and her presentation software was easy to read and fun to follow"

– 2015 DC Author Festival Chair, Washington, DC

"Cherrie Woods’ workshop for authors was on point and incredibly insightful! It was jam packed with great ideas writers can use immediately. Based on our attendees’ evaluations, her workshop was one of the very best they had ever attended!"

– Black Writers Guild of Maryland