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How to Get Yourself Out on Social Media for Busy Writers with Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and Zach Jewell

March 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm CST


Thursdays, March 23 & 30, 6:30-8:45pm CST, Hybrid: participants may attend in-person at Gemini Ink or online via Zoom
Instructors: Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and Zach Jewell
Nonmember: $140; Member: $120; Student/Vet/Mil $75




Are you a busy writer seeking balance between a hectic writing life and building a network of social media supporters?
Want to get to know your followers but just can’t find the time?

2020-2023 San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and social media expert Zach Jewell are teaming up to share insider secrets for creating engaging, writing-related social media content that will keep your followers up-to-date and involved with you as a writer and human being.

In this two-part course, we will discuss time-sensitive strategies for promoting yourself and your artistry on social media. We will brainstorm creative ideas to interact, engage, and share relatable content without overwhelming ourselves or losing time. Finally, we will consider simple systems for managing the tedious challenge of social media and website upkeep.

You will leave the workshop with the following:

  • Ideas on how to better manage social media interaction while leaving room to breathe
  • A better understanding of a variety of social media platforms and their individual power
  • Tips on how to keep your followers engaged with you and your content

Click the link to watch the video where Vocab & Zach Jewell explain the importance of social media as a tool to share your work: instagram.com/p/CpBxA3zqzNP/.

Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson is a San Antonio native that has been performing for over twenty years. She’s the co-host of the consecutive award-winning 2nd Verse Open Mic. She has served as a Writer in Community for Gemini Ink since 2009. She’s the winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award, awarded by Luminaria Artist Foundation (formerly known as the Artist Foundation of San Antonio). Her debut book entitled: She Lives In Music, published on Flower Song Press, was released on Valentine’s Day 2020. Her album She Tastes Like Music is available on all music streaming platforms. On April 1st, 2020, Andrea became the first African American Poet Laureate of San Antonio 2020-2023. In May of 2020, she was awarded Best Live Entertainment/Band Musician of the Year by the SEA Awards.

Zach Jewell has been a poet and percussionist and has been creating and promoting community events and programs for the arts for over 20 years. He’s managed marketing initiatives and social media accounts for Costco, The YMCA, and Amazon. He is currently wearing many hats as an entrepreneur running a nonprofit for men’s mental wellness, creating programming, marketing, and social media platforms, among many other things. He also has a self-published book of poetry on Amazon titled Nomad Psalms.

Parking at Gemini Ink

Gemini Ink offers free parking along the back wall of our downtown offices. Please access this parking lot from Augusta St and first park in any of the 12 spots along the back wall. Only when these 12 spots are full do we ask that you park elsewhere in our lot. We now rent our offices from UTSA and are collaborating with them to create a secure and accessible parking lot for our community of writers and readers.


March 23, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm CST
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Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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