Self-Publishing Workshop Offered Spring Quarter 2016, Oregon Coast Community College, Community Education…

by | Feb 23, 2016


Oregon Coast Community College Spring ’16…

Lincoln City Campus

Address: 3788 SE High School Dr, Lincoln City, OR 97367 Phone:(541) 996-6222 Hours: Open today · 8AM–5PM

OCCC Community Education Spring Quarter “Catch the Wave”

Self-Publishing Workshop Mondays • 5:30 – 7 p.m.

March 28 to June 6 •

Ten Weeks Lincoln City Center Tuition: $99

Instructor: Steve Sparks

Join us for this inaugural offering of a new Self-Publishing Workshop for Writers and Authors, led by Steve Sparks. This workshop is centered on the value of real-time learning and collaboration by students, facilitated by the instructor.   Students will have ownership for group leadership, collaboration, preparation, actions, follow-up, and outcomes.  The instructor will ensure that the class stays focused to achieve results, and learning outcomes students desire to achieve as a team.  The instructor will provide broader leadership and professional input in a deliberate manner as a facilitator.  The workshop will not be a lecture format.  “My role as the instructor is listening and stimulating creative discussion and team work,” Sparks told OCCC.  “The following would be an outline of the course, but would evolve based on the needs of the students.”

  • Passion fuels creativity, focus, discipline
  • Impact and value of technology in publishing world
  • Marketing tools and media savvy, the value proposition
  • Building a product to sell
  • Patience, innovation, trial and error
  • Your team is critical, family and friends
  • Execution
  • Networking and feedback, achieving critical mass
  • What’s next?  Evolution of  technologies
  • Local authors as guest speakers and contributors


I am so honored to have the opportunity to facilitate the upcoming Self-Publishing Workshop!  Following 6 years of self-publishing as an author, and blogger to create awareness and promote my books, there is so much more to learn…a true labor of love and work in progress.  We will experiment with this workshop as a team, fine tune it together, and make it a robust learning experience for all, including me.  Please  join us for this exciting opportunity to offer real-time learning at the grassroots level.  The workshop will be highly engaging with individual and group participation…the students build on the topics and outcomes.  Also thinking about a class project at the end of the quarter…  Ask me more if you have an interest.  Hurry!  So far, there appears to be great enthusiasm for this type of workshop… Self publishing authors as guest speakers a plus!

See you all on March 28th, 530p-700p at the OCCC North Campus, Lincoln City, Oregon…

Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and My Journey of Healing in Life after Trauma, Part 1&2…click on highlighted text for my author page to learn more and order my books, please!


Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Child Advocate

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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