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Two Programs for Writers

DAYTON METRO LIBRARY DOWNTOWN AND MIAMI TOWNSHIP BRANCH LIBRARY

Dayton Metro Library continues to support local writers with free programs to help them hone their craft and succeed in the writing profession.

The Business of Traditional Publishing, led by Author Katrina Kittle, explores the sometimes complicated, convoluted process of traditional publishing. The program takes place Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Conference Room 3A, 215 E. Third Street in Dayton. Kittle offers advice on researching agents, writing a strong query letter, and constructing a pitch. Participants will look at and critique sample queries and pitches.

Kittle is the author of Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers, and The Blessings of the Animals. The Kindness of Strangers was a BookSense pick and the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. The Blessings of the Animals was an Indie Next pick, a Midwest Connections pick, and chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as one of ten Great Group Reads for National Book Group Month. Her first tween novel, Reasons to Be Happy, was published in October 2011.

Author Tim Waggoner gives an overview of Writing Basics in an interactive session on Saturday, March 24, 1:30 p.m. at the Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Rd., Miamisburg. Participants will learn the steps to outline a plot, develop characters, and bring words to life on the page.

Waggoner has published close to 40 novels and three collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. In 2017 he added the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction to his list of literary awards. He is a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair Community College.

Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information on these or other Library programs, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call 937.463.2665.

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