SouthWest Writers offers classes to advance the skills and marketability of writers. Experienced instructors guide participants through lecture, example and, often, critique to increase the quality of their writing.

What is the difference between a class and a workshop? A class is more than one session and usually includes assignments to be completed outside of class. A workshop is one session, and any work required of the students is done during the workshop session.

See individual classes for their location.

3-day Social Media Intensive for Writers

with Barbara C. Lemaire

Saturdays: February 28, March 7, 14
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$119 SWW Members, $129 Osher Members, $139 Non-members
SouthWest Writers Office (click here for location)

To register online, click HERE. To register offline, call the SWW Office (505-830-6034) or sign up at a monthly meeting.

Do you use Google? Are you on Facebook? Do you have a Website? Are you on Twitter? Are you on LinkedIn? Are you on Pinterest?

Creating a profile is just the beginning…

Learn how to promote your writing to attract fans, readers and publishers.

  • Day 1: Creating Your Profile
  • Day 2: Posting to Grow Your Following
  • Day 3: Using Social Media to Market Your Writing

The syllabus for this class is available on Barbara’s website at under the SouthWest Writers Class tab.

LemaireBarbara C. Lemaire, PhD has more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations, publishing, strategic planning, sales, organizational management, project management, and business coaching. She is Assistant Chairperson of Professional Coaching & Human Development Department at the International University of Professional Studies. Barbara co-founded Strategic Networking, a business networking forum, and edited and published the 2008 Comprehensive Non Profit Directory of Albuquerque.

Did you miss these 2015 classes?

♦ How-to-Write Class: I Have Paper and Pen. Now What?
with Melody Groves

Here are some of the great classes we offered in 2014:

♦ So! You Want to Write a Book!
with Jacqueline Murray Loring
♦ Writing Genre Fiction and Getting Published
with Sarah Baker
♦ Fundamentals of Screenwriting – Giving Your Script a Solid Foundation
with Marc Calderwood
♦ Writing for Magazines: How to Land Your First Assignment
with Melody Groves
♦ Inviting Vivid Characters, Seeing Through Their Eyes
with Betsy James
♦ Business Plans for Writers
with Fred A. Aiken
♦ Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worlds on the Bias
with Betsy James
♦ A Three-Day Social Media Intensive for Writers
with Barbara Lemaire

Workshop and Class Refund Policy

To ensure that SouthWest Writers can cover the cost of space rental and instructor fees, we have implemented a workshop and class refund policy. If you cancel one week before the workshop or class beginning date you will receive a full refund. Cancellations after one week prior up to 24 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop or class will receive a credit only toward a future workshop or class of your choice. If you do not cancel or don’t show up for the workshop or class you will receive no refund and no credit. For multi-session classes, if you miss a class, you receive no refund. We pay our instructors based on how many students enroll, so you are part of that roll count if you don’t cancel as detailed above.

If you have any questions or want to let us know what classes or workshops you’d like to have offered, please e-mail the workshop coordinator at

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