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Classes and Workshops

"Women in Publishing" panel, GeekGirlCon 2014

“Women in Publishing” panel, GeekGirlCon 2014

Beth Jusino is a popular teacher and panelist at conferences, book festivals, and seminars.

She’s spoken at more than two dozen events across the country, including the South Carolina Writers Workshop, the American Christian Fiction Writers conference, the Tucson Book Festival, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Red Pencil in the Woods conference for freelance editors, and the Association for Writers and Writing Programs. She taught a quarterly publishing class for the University of Washington’s Experimental College for six years and has taught day-long writing workshops for entrepreneurs in Seattle and municipal employees in Colorado.


Watch a video of Beth on a “Women in Publishing” panel at the 2014 GeekGirlCon


Listen to Beth Jusino’s podcast about “5 Things You Need to Know Before You Self Publish” for The Seattle Public Library


Contact Beth if you would like her to speak to your group, or plan to join her at one of these upcoming events.

**All library classes are free to the public. Follow the links for directions and more information.**

February 8, 2018: Perfecting the Pitch: How to Talk About Your Work So That Agents, Publishers, and Future Readers Pay Attention

Puget Sound Sisters in Crime, Seattle WA


March 17, 2018: A Step-By-Step Guide to Self Publishing

BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), Bainbridge Island, WA

Click here for information or to register


June 17, 2018: Pitch Your Book So That Publishers Pay Attention

Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill, OR


August 19, 2018: Build an Author Marketing Plan That Attracts Readers, Sells Books, and Won’t Make You Miserable

Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill, OR


September 15, 2018: Mastering the Verbal Pitch, the Hook, and the Synopsis: Getting the Attention of Publishers and Agents

BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), Bainbridge Island, WA

Click here for information or to register


October 21, 2018 Self Editing Tips for the Self Editing Writer

Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill, OR



I have attended marketing classes at [other] conventions. I was always disappointed in them because they each offered one system for marketing. They always seemed like too much work that I wouldn’t enjoy. Beth’s class at the Write on the Sound conference was the first that convinced me I can do marketing. Actually, I have been doing some marketing without realizing what I was doing. Instead of telling me how to market, Beth showed me how to find my own way.


Thank you for the interesting and helpful information you provided today in the publishing seminar. You provide a wealth of comprehensive information in a short time and keep participants interested. You have a respectful and interested attitude toward those in class while providing helpful and personalized feedback. In other words, you are a good instructor, coach and cheerleader.”


I attended your workshop at Write On The Sound earlier this month, and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all you passed on. You obviously know “your stuff;” your presentation was succinct and practical…I’ll be implementing your advice, I’m sure. 


Presenter did a wonderful job of conveying her points and staying on topic, while still managing questions and tangents from the audience…I am an expert at this and I learned two really important new ideas…I appreciated Ms. Jusino’s humor and overall good energy, along with her depth/breadth of knowledge. 


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