(Long Island, NY) With his latest book, Lucky 666, set to be released the week following Connection Day, Tom Clavin will offer expert advice, ranging from the elements necessary for compelling storytelling to promoting your work and building a brand, in an exclusive workshop session.
Tom Clavin. Photo Credit: FMC.
Two of Clavin’s books have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and he has authored three New York Times’ best sellers: The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon and The Last Stand of Fox Company.
Lucky 666 is the story of the Old 666, the B-17 bomber that had the most decorated crew of World War II.
“We’re honored Tom Clavin will be speaking at Connection Day this year,” said Jaci Clement, CEO of the Fair Media Council. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our audience of media, business and community leaders to talk with an accomplished author and go behind the scenes of how his latest project came to fruition.”
Storytelling is an essential skill to becoming an effective advocate, and it’s a vital component to raising awareness — which is the purpose of the Fair Media Council’s Connection Day, the largest conference in the country to bring the media and community together for a day of open dialogue, mutual understanding, relationship building and story pitching.
Major sponsors of the event include Northwell Health, Briarcliffe College, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, Farmingdale State College, Suez Water, Long Island Development Corp/Long Island Small Business Assistance Corp. and Alure Home Improvements.A variety of breakout sessions are offered throughout the day.
The luncheon featured speaker is Bill Keller who, as editor in chief of The Marshall Project, is leading the national conversation on the state of criminal justice in America today. Prior to The Marshall Project, Keller was executive editor of The New York Times.
FMC Connection Day takes place from 7.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, N.Y. Parking is plentiful. If taking Long Island Rail Road, the Bethpage stop is on the Ronkonkoma train line. The station is less than one mile from the college.
The Fair Media Council is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Founded in 1979, it works to create a media savvy society and keep the news media engaged in the community. It is one of the oldest, most successful media watchdogs in the country.
FMC Connection Day event sponsorships and exhibit tables are available, and tickets are on sale now. Attendees are asked to bring pet food donations to support Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, which will provide puppy therapy during networking breaks. Animals for adoption will be on site. Attendees will earn a free raffle ticket for each pet food donation. See the full program here.