Everyone has a story, what’s keeping you from writing yours?

Journalists and public relations professionals are used to telling stories every day. But when it comes time for these communications pros to pen their own prose, many don’t have a clue as to where to start and how to be smart about promoting their work.

November 19, 2016 public relations veteran Cherrie Woods will share tips on how media professionals can write and promote their own book. This presentation at Maryland Public Television will include instruction on choosing the best book cover, developing an online presence and creating an electronic toolkit. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please stick around for a book signing and chance to meet & greet Cherrie Woods.


11:30 AM Reception

NOON – General Business Meeting

12:30/12:45 PM “Promoting Your Own Book” workshop



Cherrie Woods is a 16-year plus public relations (PR) veteran who has a client list that includes self-published and traditionally published authors, visual artists, arts and culture and non-profit organizations. She has held public relations’ staff and management positions at Baltimore City Dept. of Public Works, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Toronto Social Services and Public Health and Harbourfront Centre.

Woods currently serves as membership chair on the board of Baltimore Public Relations Society and is an active member of Black Writers Guild of MD. She was  past president of NBPRS–Detroit and has been featured in several media outlets and publications including, ABCTV-2,  Fox45-TV, WJZ-TV (CBS Affiliate), WEAA.88.9, Toronto StarToronto World Art Scene,  Who’s Who in Black Detroit, Michigan Chronicle, The Culvert Chronicles, The Baltimore Sun, and Rolling Out Magazine.

Woods facilitates PR workshops for authors called  “Promoting Your Own Book 1 and II” and is the author of Where Do I Start? 10 PR Questions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors. She is also an award-winning author of Free to Be Me: Poems on Love, Life and Relationships under the pseudonym Cherrie Amour.