16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Brad KuhnBrad Kuhn


Brad Kuhn is an award-winning journalist, author, poet, speechwriter and media consultant who has been a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Orlando Sentinel, and Orlando Business Journal. He wrote I Hate My Banker, and won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, and co-authored the poetry collection Three Houses. Brad is founding director of Shady Lane Press and The Jack Kerouac House Writers in Residence Project of Orlando. He is a frequent contributor to Orlando Magazine, and has led writing workshops throughout Florida.


Bookstores and Beyond: Marketing in the Age of Amazon – with Darlyn Finch Kuhn 

Darlyn Finch Kuhn will talk about her personal brand, including her e-newsletter, Scribbles, and the experience of having her debut novel, Sewing Holes, published by the small independent press Twisted Road Publications. She’ll discuss the marketing tools they employed; what worked, and what didn’t. Her husband, Brad Kuhn, former journalist and founder of Brad Kuhn & Associates, LLC, a PR and marketing firm, will discuss success factors for marketing e-books online.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to brand yourself
  • Strategies to sell your work
  • Whether e-books or hard copies are right for you
So You Want to be a Freelancer!

While we’d all love to write the next bestselling novel, award-winning poetry collection, or blockbuster screenplay, Brad will show you how to make a good living writing things that other people don’t want to write, and teach you how to fish where the fish are.

Attendees will learn:

  • The power of goals
  • Who’s hiring
  • What to charge

Interview Topics

Genre fiction, making money, marketing, professional advice.

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