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Monday, August 28,  2017

Creating Characters

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The eighth in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on how to create characters the reader empathizes with. 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 July 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, September 25,  2017

Words and Word Origins

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The ninth in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on how words of Anglo-Saxon origin and words of French-Latin origin differ in meaning and impact. 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 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

 

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.


Monday, October 30,  2017

Revealing Information

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The tenth in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on the different ways in which a writer can reveal information to the reader. 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 September 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

 

Sunday, November 5,  2017

Self-Publishing through CreateSpace

1:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Woodridge Public Library

Woodridge, 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. Woodridge Public Library  3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL. For more information call 630-964-7899.

 

 


 

Monday, November 27,  2017

Pace & Tension

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

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL

 

The eleventh in a series of monthly writing workshops focuses on pacing and on developing tension. 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 October 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, 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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