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Think a Career in Outdoors Communications is in Your Future? Come to this Scheduled Workshop to Learn More

MANSFIELD, Ga. (2/16/2015)

Interested in developing a writing career or becoming involved in communication about the outdoors?  An all-day seminar, “Becoming an Outdoor Communicator,” is scheduled for March 7, 2015 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. 

This seminar, hosted by Georgia author (radio podcaster, YouTube video producer and even stand-up comedian) William Hovey Smith, will provide information on the potential for selling traditional outdoor-related materials to newspapers, magazines, radio, video and TV markets.  Additionally, emerging opportunities in social media, such as blogs, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest and e-book publications will be discussed. 

The seminar begins at 9 a.m. at the Brooke Ager Discovery Area at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and is limited to only 25 participants.  A wildlife cooking demonstration will take place at noon, with further presentations continuing post-lunch through 4 p.m.  Informal discussions with Smith and other outdoor writers and videographers will follow for an additional hour. 

William Hovey Smith sold his first magazine articles in the 1970’s and has published 15 books, 9 e-books, 300 YouTube videos, made multiple television appearances, produced the “Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures” podcast radio show, and written thousands of newspaper, magazine and outdoor blog articles.  He currently is the corresponding editor for Gun Digest Annual covering blackpowder guns, and regularly appears on the “Welcome to Our North” television program. 

Smith’s hunting adventures have taken him all over North America and trips to Europe and Africa.  His books include Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting Deer to Dinner for Pennies per Pound, Crossbow Hunting, Practical Bowfishing and a new e-book series (eight books) on muzzleloading guns. 

Interested future communicators need to pre-register for the seminar. Cost is $50 (with a money-back guarantee from Hovey!).  Call the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center at 770-784-3059 or email amber.mooney@dnr.ga.gov to register.  Payment by check, cash or Visa/Mastercard accepted. 

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is located near Mansfield, less than an hour southeast of Atlanta off Interstate 20.  The address is 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield 30055.  


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