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Adult Writing Workshop: How to Build an Author Platform, Network, and Audience to Attract Publishers

  Adult Writing Workshop: How to Build an Author Platform, Network, and Audience to Attract Publishers

MONDAY, MAY 20 Building Your Author Platform: How to Build a Network and Audience to Attract Book Publishers Instructor: Brooke Preston In today’s climate, publishers still care about content . . but they increasingly also care about an author’s “platform.” Even a great premise may be passed by if an author is perceived to have […]

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Writing Master Class: Creativity, Mechanics, and Motivation for Writers

  Writing Master Class: Creativity, Mechanics, and Motivation for Writers

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Creativity, Mechanics, and Motivation for Writers Instructors: Nicole M. Gnezda, PhD and Melissa Weber, MA Join creativity consultant Nicole M. Gnezda, PhD and writing instructor Melissa L. Weber, MA for a unique master class that will help you tap into your creative resources, give you techniques to improve your craft, and offer […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: Making Your Best Book: Ten Things to Do Before You Push That “Publish” Button

  Adult Writing Workshop: Making Your Best Book: Ten Things to Do Before You Push That “Publish” Button

MONDAY, MAY 13 Making Your Best Book: Ten Things to Do Before You Push That “Publish” Button Instructor: Kathy Matthews You’re a writer, not a publisher. So, how are you supposed to navigate the confusing swamp of self-publishing? Learn ten ways, big and small, that will help you produce your best book . . . […]

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Thurber House Presents Shawn Levy: Evenings with Authors

  Thurber House Presents Shawn Levy: Evenings with Authors

Shawn Levy is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Rat Pack Confidential and Paul Newman: A Life. He will discuss his latest book, The Castle on Sunset. Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau Marmont seems to come from another world entirely. Its singular appearance houses […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction)

  Adult Writing Workshop: Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction)

MONDAY, MAY 6 Creating Compelling Characters Through Setting (Fiction) Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder In Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman, and Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster, mundane settings such as a train car and a Red Lobster become fascinating backdrops to characters we suddenly care about. How do they do it and […]

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Adult Writing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would

  Adult Writing Workshop: How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would

MONDAY, APRIL 29 How to Pitch Your Piece the Way Editors Wish Everyone Would Instructor: Brooke Preston So you’ve written something (or are thinking about writing something) you’d like to have published. The only thing standing in your way is that most mysterious of gatekeepers, the publication’s editor. In this workshop, Brooke Preston (writer, satirist […]

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Thurber House Presents Helen Ellis: Evenings with Authors

  Thurber House Presents Helen Ellis: Evenings with Authors

Helen Ellis, the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat, is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. In Southern Lady Code, Ellis […]

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