Seacoast Social Media has partnered with New Hampshire Public Radio for all of 2013 to bring you our educational and inspirational Social Media Breakfasts once each month at their lovely Studio D in Concord, NH. Seating is limited for these monthly events, so sign up early!
On November 21st, we'll be featuring special guest speaker Charles McMahon, reporter for the Portsmouth Herald and author of the new book Legendary Locals of Portsmouth. He'll be talking to us about the use of social media for journalists and writers.
Bagels and muffins from The Works Bakery Cafe will be provided.
Charles McMahon was born in New Orleans, LA, but has spent much of his life living in and around Portsmouth, NH. While he considers the South to be his home, living in the Seacoast is all he’s known for the last 25 years. When it comes to his love of writing, it could be said that his interest in the craft began thanks to a painful game of tag. After tripping on his shoelaces while attempting to run away from one of his cousins, McMahon broke his left collarbone and was forced to stay inside during recess.But rather than let him stare out the window at his fellow first grade classmates as they ran around outside on the playground, McMahon’s teacher encouraged him to try his hand at writing a book. Many recess periods later; McMahon published his first picture book entitled, “How I Broke My Collarbone.” The short nonfiction piece went on to win a Young Authors Award and propelled him into a career as a wordsmith. Years later, McMahon went on to graduate from Portsmouth High School as a member of the Class of 2001. He then attended the University of Maine at Farmington, where he would later graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in Creative Writing, as well as English. McMahon has spent the last six years writing journalism for various newspaper publications throughout the Seacoast. He is currently the city reporter for Seacoast Media Group’s The Portsmouth Herald and enjoys living on Islington Street with his girlfriend, Emily, and her two cats.
NHPR, our venue sponsor for the year, is hosting us at the facility in Concord, NH in Studio D every third Thursday. This setting will allow us to host intimate gatherings of 55 and create a more unique and in depth experience. We look forward to seeing all of you, attendees that have been coming to learn since day one and new faces.
If you have questions, just contact Seacost Social Media President Melanie Burger via email or Twitter.
About our venue sponsor, NHPR:
New Hampshire Public Radio's mission is very clear: To help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national and worldwide events, ideas and culture.
To that end, we offer the highest quality news and information and cultural programming that we can achieve within the limits of our resources. We do this through our broadcasts and through our web operations.
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