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Monday, July 23,  2018

How I Found Maud Nelson

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL


In the days before the internet, Barbara Gregorich set out to write a book about the history of women in baseball, thinking she could complete all the research in one year. Four years later, she finally finished when, at long last, she discovered the identity of Maud Nelson: whose name wasn't Maud, whose name wasn't Nelson. This fascinating story illustrates determination, the tricks of memory, the intersecting of lives, and the successful conclusion of a quest. Tinley Park Public Library, Tinley Park, IL. For more information call 708-532-0160.


Monday, July 30,  2018

How to Rewrite

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL  60477


In order to rewrite a manuscript, be it small or large, a writer must be prepared organizationally, emotionally, and critically. This meeting with the Tinley Park "The Write Life" writers group will discuss, evaluate, and give examples of how to prepare to rewrite a piece, and then rewrite it.


Wednesday, October 3,  2018

Charlie Chan's Poppa:

Thinking Like a Mystery Writer

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL  60477


Before he created detective Charlie Chan, Earl Derr Biggers was a well-known author of popular fiction. He applied much of his knowledge of plot, character, and humor to his first Chan novel, The House Without a Key. But as he wrote the next five books in the series, Biggers focused more on mystery-writing techniques and less on the romances and escapades that had filled his earlier works. This colorful presentation examines the literary devices that mystery writers employ — and how these devices work in the six Chan novels. Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. For more information call 708-532-0160.



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Self-Publishing Through Amazon:

The Step By Step Process

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Naperville Public Library

95th Street Library

3015 Cedar Glade Drive

Naperville, IL  60565


This is a colorful, easy-to-comprehend explanation on how to self-publish a physical, hold-in-your-hand book at no cost using Amazon’s CreateSpace program. The slides depict the real-life, step-by-step process of publishing a book through CreateSpace, from signing on and setting up an account; to making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; to submitting and proofreading; to pricing and distributions decisions, and, finally to publication of the book. For more information call the Naperville Public Library at 630-961-4100.



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