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Writers' Corner Programs

6:30
PM

The Twisted Road to Publication

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join owner of Twisted Road Publications, Joan Leggitt, and authors Pat Spears and Darlyn Finch Kuhn as they share their stories of the long and winding road to publication - a mix of persistent dreaming, cautionary tales, and a belief in the power of community. The authors will also read from their novels, DREAM CHASER (Spears) and SEWING HOLES (Kuhn). #writers

6:30
PM

Building a Writing Career

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Learn how to use writing groups and websites to get your first writing and editing jobs, and get published. Author and Publisher Andrew Robinson will discuss negotiating fees, getting paid, protecting your creative property, front-end and back-end payments, getting credit for your work, signing a NDA, and royalties. #writers

4:00
PM

The Dr. Seuss/List Method

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

The Dr. Seuess/List Method is a two-step approach to growing and developing a story from basic idea to a full book, movie, or TV series. Author and Publisher Andrew Robinson will explain how this method can be especially effective when working on developing a client's idea for a project. #writers

7:00
PM

Selling & Marketing Your Poetry

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at Herndon Branch

Wondering what to do with all those poems you've written? Peter Gordon, published poet and President of Orlando Area Poets, will provide an overview of how to get your poems in the hands of readers. He'll discuss how to submit your poems to magazines and publishers, whether or not to enter contests, how readings can be your best tool, and how to get started on the internet. #writers

2:00
PM

AlTonya Washington's Book Boutique

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join award-winning romance novelist AlTonya Washington for a robust Q&A session, discussion of her wildly popular Ramsey Tesano series, mystery readings from the author, and the chance to win prizes. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

7:00
PM

Infusing the Afterlife Into Your Fiction

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

We've all heard campfire stories designed to provide a collective shiver; we've all heard traditional ideas of heaven and hell. But how can we use these concepts in our fiction in ways that enhance our writing? In this workshop, author Heather Startup will examine several novels and one short story, searching for commonalities among their portrayals of the afterlife as well as the unique aspects of each story. Heather will discuss techniques to strengthen characters, the narrator's reliability, and your story as a whole. Stories for discussion: "Louise's Ghost," by Kelly Link; The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver; The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien; and The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James. #writers #asr15

10:00
AM

LibCon

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

A day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for book signings, panel discussion, and writing workshops! #asr15 #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

6:30
PM

Get Your Black Belt in Writing

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

You don't get a black belt, you earn it. In writing and in martial arts, you have to learn the basics before you can advance. Author and Tae Kwon Do instructor L.E. Perez will present her system for becoming a black belt author. #writers

7:00
PM

Writing a Query Letter

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Herndon Branch

If you want to find an agent or a publisher for your fiction or narrative non-fiction, you will need an outstanding query letter. Author Sarah Nicolas will show you how to create a query letter that will help you snag a book deal. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, August 09, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, November 08, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

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