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Free Programs for Writers


at MIAMI TOWNSHIP BRANCH and MAIN LIBRARY

This November, writers can connect with other writers at the Dayton Metro Library – to learn from each other, network, and gain tools they can apply to their craft. The Fall Writing Series features programs led by experienced, published authors on topics ranging from time management and overcoming roadblocks, to strategies for revision and NaNoWriMo sessions. All programs are free and open to the public.

All programs in the Writing Series are free; registration is not required. For more information call 937.463.2665,

TIME MANAGEMENT FOR WRITERS
Saturday, November 3, 1:00 - 2:30 PM | Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Rd. 45342
Learn how to make writing and marketing your books a priority, with presenter Colleen Green. She has written two romance/suspense books in the Amber Milestone Series, and she’s working on a young adult paranormal series under the pen name Karen Kasey.

SLAYING THE DRAGONS OF WRITING
Saturday, November 10, 1:30 - 3:00 PM | Main Library, Bassani Theater, 215 E. Third St., 45402
A panel of published authors discuss the stumbling blocks that harass their work, and how they vanquish them. Panelists include:

  • Greg Enslen - One of the most prolific writers in the Dayton area with 27 books to his credit, including the popular Frank Harper mystery series.
  • Vickie L. Weaver - President of Writestyle and author of a biography, a book of poetry, and a children's picture book as well as professional treatises.
  • Frances McGee-Cromartie - Won a top prize for Guideposts magazine, where her inspirational articles frequently appear.
  • Lisa Stokley - A lawyer with an interest and talent for writing humorous scripts for children's theater.
  • Amelia Napiorkowski - She uses humor in poetry and prose sparked with emotion.
  • Ruth Ann Peck - Panel moderator and author of eight books. She taught English at Northmont High School and was named one of Ohio's Top Ten Teachers.

REVISION STRATEGIES FOR PROSE
Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 - 8:00 PM - Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Rd. 45342
Strong editing is one of the sharpest tools in a writer's toolbox. Get editing strategies you can apply to your drafts for NaNoWriMo or your other work, from Meredith Doench, writing instructor at UD. Her third thriller, Deadeye, will be released in 2019.

NaNoWriMo WRITE IN
Every Monday in November, 5:00 - 8:00 PM - Main Library, Oehlers Great Reading Room, 3rd Floor, 215 E. Third St. 45402
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete the first draft of a 50,000 word novel between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. If you’re taking on the challenge, bring your laptop or your notebook to the Library and work in the company of others.

 

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