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Monday, January 29,  2018

Total Critique: Major to Minor

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL


This class kicks off 2018 for The Write Life Writing Group of Tinley Park. Different levels of critiques and critiquing will be discussed and a 1,000-word piece will be examined in ways major and minor. If time allows, participants will edit the piece. Note: Registration is required for this program. Registration begins December 20, 2017. For more information call 708-532-0160 or check Events on the Tinley Park Public Library web page,



Saturday, March 3,  2018

Earl Derr Biggers:

Thinking Like a Mystery Writer

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Warren-Trumbull County Public Library

Warren, OH 44483


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. The talk is free to the public. No registration required.  Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, OH, 44483. For more information call 330-399-8807, Ext. 208.

Tuesday, March 6,  2018

Margaret, Nellie, and Rose:

When Women Played Baseball:

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lasalle Public Library

LaSalle, IL


In 1934 three teenage girls played hardball on the last traveling Bloomer girl baseball team. Their stories include championships, abandonment, loss at sea, early 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. Lasalle Public Library, 305 Marquette St., Lasalle, IL 61301. For more information call 815-223-2341.


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