Writing & Branding Workshops 2020


Saturday February 29 Open to the Public Registration Required

  • Each workshop is open to the public and free
  • Each  facilitator has more than twenty years of expertise in their field
  • Each class is 60 minutes class through OURSTORY Book Fair website
  • Registration Required 212.381.1777
  • Conclusion of each class, participants will be asked to fill out a survey 
  • OBFE uses post-event surveys to create strategies for development and continued success.

Testimonials Past Writers' Workshop


Sharen Sierra put together an event with so many talented and diverse talents. Dr. Chike Akua blew me away with how he broke it down how to market and sell my soon to be released book. I know a lot of broke authors. Now with Sharen's brand and publishing information and Dr Akua information, I will put a plan in place.  Lawrence  G.  West Chester 2019  



'I have attended several Branding workshops but now that I have seen the information with facts and data Sharen Sierra has provided I understand everything I was doing was surface and worse exactly what every other person I knew was doing.  I learned so much.' Terry Richards, Writer February Ohio 2019


Each workshop has limited seating, please reserve your seat early.  When a class is at seating capacity, we will make every attempt to schedule another like or similar workshop.  

Materials Needed

Please arrive on time and with appropriate writing and note-taking materials.  

Writers Workshop

Build Your Brand-Sell Books


Writers are Born

Best-Selling Authors Build Brands

 Learn the critical elements of Branding for Authors. Before you publish, know the business of publishing. Successful authors are Brands, but before they hit the bestselling list they learn about publishing Do you have Readers who carry the banner for your books? How are you different from other authors. Is your Brand clearly defined and energetically resonant with your audience?

Business of Publishing


Yes, you wrote a book now what? 

 How and Who Should Publish Your Book

Are you a writer or an author? Do you earn revenue with your writings or is it a hobby? Publishing is a business, and like other businesses, there are no guarantees for success. BUT, are you doing your part to work towards your vision of success? Regardless of whether you are a self-published author or signed to a traditional publisher. Do you have a Brand as an Author? If not THIS IS YOUR CLASS!

Maximizing Your Book Club Experience

Terry Ann Williams-Richard
Author, Educator Motivational Speaker
Personalized Educational Services

 Celebrating Your/Our Story

Participants will engage in discussions and activities designed to enhance the book club experience. Promoting reading for fun along with reading and cultural literacy across generations are the targeted principles.

Participants will:

  • Identify authors, books, and activities.
  • Develop a plan for a book club meeting.
  • Share invitations to join book clubs.

It's a Writing Party

Terry Ann Williams-Richard
Author, Educator Motivational Speaker
Personalized Educational Services

 Celebrating Your/Our Story 

Participants will engage in discussions and activities designed to spark creative writing and encourage completing and publishing a writing project. Writing a variety of samples and setting personal goals are the targeted principles.

Participants will:

  • Write journal, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction samples.
  • Develop personal writing goals and affirmations.
  • Share selected writing samples aloud.


Terry Williams - Richard

PES s goal is to educate, empower children and adults for success in learning and in life.

 A much sought after Editor - Educator, and Author.  Terry classes are interactive and informative. Attendees, create, edit and rewrite. Ms. Richards is the founder of PES, Personalized Educational Services.  She tutors and works with students all ages from 4 to 104. 

Sharen Sierra

Sharen King,  Branding Expert, Keynote Speaker, Single Lifestyle Guru, Exec Prod Ask Steve Harvey

Sharen King a Social Entrepreneur Keynote Empowerment Speaker is a Global Branding Expert with extensive Media - Marketing - Digital Technology experience across industries.  Clients range from Emmy Award Winning Television  Steve Harvey  Show - NFL and SME businesses 

Writers' Workshop Sponsors

Our Partners


2019 Coaches & Facilitators

Dr. Lana Bettencourt

Dr. Lana Bettencourt travels the world performing healings and lecturing  tools she has acquired.

 Has a duo Career: Entertainment Industry and Spiritual Counselor.  She is also a world renowned Life Coach, Radio Show Host, Author, Reiki Master, Healing Touch Practitioner and Deeksha Blessing Giver, has performed at least six medically documented Miracle Healings since 2004.    The book and movie,  Angel Wishes – Journey of a Spiritual Healer documents this miracle healer’s Spiritual path. 

Rev. Dr. Darryl Sims Ph.D

 Cultural Ethicist, Dr. Darryl Sims Author, Entrepreneur, Educator and Publisher and Reverend/Pastor

 Cultural Ethicist, Dr. Darryl Sims Author, Entrepreneur, Educator and Publisher. Author of 52 Words Every African American Male  Adolescent Should Know and there is a, Female edition. In addition  Darryl Sims was licensed to preach the gospel at Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1997 under Pastor H. Beecher Hicks Jr. He earned a Master of Divinity degree  from Howard University School of Divinity in 1999. 

Close the deal


Are you a Keynote Speaker, Author, Storyteller or Media Professional? Do you want to showcase your gift and talent while sharing resources and life-skills? If any or all of the above are you, we are open to expanding the OURSTORY group of talented and gifted facilitators and keynote speakers.  Please email  and attach Bio: to