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Monday, February 27,  2017

Story Through Scene

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

This, the second in a series of monthly writing workshops, focuses on the story and on how its key moments must be told through scene. Each monthly workshop will help writers learn how to critique one another's works and, ultimately, form their own critique groups. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page, http://www.tplibrary.org/events/cale

 

 


Monday, March 27,  2017

How Narrative Works

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The third in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on narrative: what it is and the different ways in which it works. Each monthly workshop will help writers learn how to critique one another's works and, ultimately, form their own critique groups. Note: Registration is required for this program. Registration begins February 20, 2017. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page, http://www.tplibrary.org/events/cale

 


Saturday, April 1

Baseball Bookfest

10:00 a.m.. - Noon

North Riverside Public Library

North Riverside, IL

 

Baseball writers from the greater Chicago area will participate in the Baseball Bookfest, an event at which authors will display their books and talk about them if asked, sell them, and autograph them. Barbara Gregorich will feature five of her baseball books. She's on First, her novel about the first woman to play in the major leagues, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of publication. Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog, is popular among readers who watched the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and Indians. All three volumes of Research Notes for Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, will be available. North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL. For more information call 708-447-0869.

 


Monday, April 24,  2017

The Power of the Sentence

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The fourth in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on the different ways in which sentences work and how they help grip the reader and tell the story. Each monthly workshop will help writers learn how to critique one another's works and, ultimately, form their own critique groups. Note: Registration is required for this program. Registration begins March 20, 2017. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page, http://www.tplibrary.org/events/cale

 


Monday, May 22  2017

Setting: Invite the Reader In

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The fifth in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on setting: physical, cultural, emotional. Each monthly workshop will help writers learn how to critique one another's works and, ultimately, form their own critique groups. Note: Registration is required for this program. Registration begins April 20, 2017. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page, http://www.tplibrary.org/events/cale


Saturday, June 24,  2017

Self-Publishing through CreateSpace

10:00 a.m. - noon

Genoa Public Library

Genoa, IL

 

Colorful and highly informative, this presentation depicts the step-by-step process of publishing a book (a physical, hold-in-your-hand book — with the ability to convert to an ebook) through Amazon's self-publishing division, CreateSpace. This can be done at no cost, though it's also possible to pay CreateSpace to do some of the work. From signing on and setting up an account; to making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; to submitting and proofreading; and, finally, to publication of the book — each step is illustrated and explained. Although the examples come from publishing with CreateSpace, all of the information is valuable for people who want to self-publish through other online sources, too. Ample time is allowed for questions at each step of the process. Genoa Public Library District, Events Room, 232 W. Main Street, Genoa, IL. For more information call 815-784-2627.

 


Monday, June 26,  2017
The Point of Point of View
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tinley Park Public Library
Tinley Park, IL

This month's writing workshop will focus on POV, or Point of View, with examples of different points of view and considerations the writer must make in choosing POV. Each monthly workshop will help writers learn how to critique one another's works and, ultimately, form their own critique groups. Note: Registration is required for this program. Registration begins May 20, 2017. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page, http://www.tplibrary.org/events/cale

 


Saturday, September 30,  2017

Self-Publishing through CreateSpace

10:00 a.m. - noon

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

 

Colorful and highly informative, this presentation depicts the step-by-step process of publishing a book (a physical, hold-in-your-hand book — with the ability to convert to an ebook) through Amazon's self-publishing division, CreateSpace. This can be done at no cost, though it's also possible to pay CreateSpace to do some of the work. From signing on and setting up an account; to making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; to submitting and proofreading; and, finally, to publication of the book — each step is illustrated and explained. Although the examples come from publishing with CreateSpace, all of the information is valuable for people who want to self-publish through other online sources, too. Ample time is allowed for questions at each step of the process. Tinley Park Public Library  7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL. Note: Registration is required for this program. Registration begins August 20, 2017. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page, http://www.tplibrary.org/events/cale

 


Tuesday, October 17,  2017

When Women Played Baseball:

The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wolfeboro, NH

 

In 1934 three young women, still in their teens, played hardball on the last traveling Bloomer Girl baseball team. Their stories include abandonment, loss at sea, triumphs, world war and, always, baseball. Margaret, Nellie, and Rose came from different backgrounds and had different reasons for playing baseball. When the season was over they followed different paths — but playing baseball profoundly affected their lives and helped determine their futures.  Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH. For more information call 603-569-1212.

 


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