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Using the Hero's Journey to Unlock Your Own Stories

The Hero’s Journey has been called the underlying pattern for nearly all narratives –from Greek myths to modern day action-adventure movies. But what is it, exactly, and how can understanding this structure help you, as a writer? Join Jody Casella, young adult author of Thin Space, for an introduction to the Hero’s Journey in other people’s fiction… and your own. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Jody Casella is a former high school English teacher with a degree in Creative Writing from Rhodes College and a Masters in English from the University of Memphis. Her first novel Thin Space is a paranormal YA mystery published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster which received a starred review from Kirkus. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Columbus, Ohio.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Self Editing for Publication

Learn to identify common problems that keep editors from saying yes to your manuscript, and readers from turning pages. We’ll talk about how to find those sticking points in your writing, then work on how to fix them. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Faith Van Horne started in the publishing industry as a writer. Then she worked for three years as a content editor for a New York Times bestselling e-publisher. Now she’s a freelance editor, both for authors seeking traditional publication and those who self-publish. She also continues to write her own fiction. She loves working with newer writers, helping them to find their voice and sharpen their craft. To learn more, visit faithvanhorne.com.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Humor-Writing: When The Dog Eats Your Planner

No matter how bizarre your life seems to be, writing about it through a humor perspective can be therapeutic and fun. Whether you want to bring a light touch to your family memoir, blog about a world turned strange, or enliven your speeches with personal stories, humor columnist Pat Snyder will tell how she finds the funny in everyday life and writes about it. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Pat Snyder is the author of The Dog Ate My Planner: Tales and Tips From an Overbooked Life. Her regular column “Balancing Act” has appeared in ThisWeek suburban papers since 1998.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Freelance Writing for Magazines

Writing for magazines is a great way to earn income while learning about topics that interest you. There is a lot of work out there for those who want to pursue this writing avenue – and the best part is, you sell your article before you write that first word. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Karen Edwards has held full-time work in the communications field but has freelanced for magazines for more than 30 years. She has written publications such as Woman’s Day, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Entrepreneur, AARP magazine, Early American Life, Health, Cat Fancy and the WineBuzz as well as scores of others.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Try Your Hand at Humor Writing

Join humorist Pat Snyder for a hands on session to develop your humor writing skills. Learn how to turn the odd moments from everyday life into an entertaining story. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Pat Snyder is the author of The Dog Ate My Planner: Tales and Tips From an Overbooked Life. Her regular column “Balancing Act” has appeared in ThisWeek suburban papers since 1998.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime.

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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Family Evening Storytime

For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters, asking questions and repeating sentences while participating in stories, rhymes, songs and extension activities.

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

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ESOL - Current Events Discussion Group

Vivian Harvey will lead a weekly discussion about current news events that is for those non-native English speakers who want to develop their English speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on August 20, 2014.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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