Workshops by Jennifer Hallock

Besides writing the Sugar Sun series and teaching history to teenagers, I give workshops for writers, academics, and libraries. I have traveled from the South Shore of Massachusetts to Sydney, Australia, to talk about everything from the artificial worlds of Regency romance to the most up-to-date online graphic design tools.

Below you can find the workshops I offer, starting with the most recently developed. Each graphic will link to a more in-depth post on the material covered, so click away.


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I am also available to speak with book clubs about my Sugar Sun historical romance series. If you are in the Boston or New Hampshire area, this could be in person. If you are farther away, I am happy to chat on Skype.

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If you would like me to come to your group, please contact me at info at jennifer hallock dot com. I am always coming up with new reasons to talk to readers and authors, so check back often. Until then, here’s wishing you a history ever after!

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Can-Do Canva for Writers

Among other appearances this summer, I will be speaking at the New England Chapter of RWA about my top eleven tips for using Canva to produce quality promo images and more. The visitor fee is only $5, so do not feel you have to be a member to show up.

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Who am I to tell you about Canva? I do not represent the company, first and foremost. I am a fan, a power-user, and maybe even an addict. I have used Canva to make most of the graphics used on this website. Look at the menu to the left: peruse the history, glossary, and location posts to see some examples. I have also used Canva-designed slides in my History Ever After presentation, as well as conference promotion materials for NECRWA.

My eleven tips—Spinal Tap fans, anyone?—will be targeted to an intermediate audience. This means you have already set up a Canva (or PicMonkey) account, attempted a few designs, and have explored the premade materials available to you. While I do give more specific guidelines for Canva use, many of the principles will apply to PicMonkey or other programs, as well.

Please bring your laptops. If we have wifi (or you can use your phone as a hotspot?), you can design as you listen. I can also help you troubleshoot.

Logistics: This workshop will be presented at the 19 August 2018 meeting of the New England Chapter of RWA, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Old Town Hall at 16 South Road, Bedford, MA, 01730. Again, the visitor fee is only $5—a bargain! Hope to see you there.