Dayton Metro Library’s Fall Writing Series Leading Up To NaNoWriMo

Every year leading up to NaNoWriMo the library here in town has a series of presentations from local authors.  There’s some good ones this year:

Poetry Workshop for Time Travelers  Many well-known poets move their poems through time, and  you can do the same. Cathryn Essinger, author of three prize winning volumes of poetry, will take you on trips through past, present and future!  Come with a photograph or the memory of one.  Thurs., Sept. 12, 6:30-8:15 p.m. – Main Library

Write From the Heart  “Our story is all we have. It is our only possession – everything else is dust and  ashes.”  Join Daytonian Author Karen Ander Francis as she shows us how to “Write From the Heart”.  Tues., Sept. 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Kettering-Moraine

Creating a Writing Life  Starting a lifelong writing adventure? Sharon Short, writer of the Dayton Daily  News “Literary Arts” column, will help demystify the steps toward that life.  Bring a notebook or laptop for a few creative writing exercises for fun!Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Main Library

Characters that Live and Breathe  Published author, Martha Moody, provides some practical writing  exercises to help you think so deeply about your characters that they take on lives of their own. Bring something to write with and a receptive mind.Mon., Oct. 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Wilmington Stroop

Poet’s Night at the Library  Meet with others and share your love of poetry. Bring a poem you’ve  written or a poem you love. If you would like feedback on a poem you’ve written, bring 6-8 copies of the poem or come at 6:15 and copies will be made for you. Thurs., Oct. 10, 6:30-8:15 p.m. – Main Library Meeting Room

What Kind of Publishing is Right for You?   Digital, Self, Traditional, Services, and Scams –  Dizzying choices of the modern publishing landscape can confound any writer. Published author Steven Saus will shed some light on the subject.  He’ll help you understand a variety of options and help you avoid scams to keep you from getting ripped off.Mon., Oct. 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Main Library

Writing Other Worlds  What are the secrets to writing  and publishing fantasy, horror, and science fiction? Tim Waggoner, published author and Sinclair instructor, will show you how:  developing original ideas, world-building, plotting, characterization, marketing, and publishing.Sat., Oct. 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Main Library

National Novel Writing Month Write-In  Every year,  National Novel Writing Month participants try to write a 50,000 first draft of a novel in between midnight November 1st and December 1st. Bring your laptop or pencil and paper for an evening of writing in a social setting with door prizes.
Sat., Nov. 2, 12:30-5:30 p.m.Kettering-Moraine (Kickoff Party)
Mon., Nov. 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m. – Main
Sat., Nov. 16, 10:00-2:00 p.m. – Huber Heights
Thurs., Nov. 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Vandalia

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