Adults

Favorite Songs with Marlene

Join local favorite, Marlene Hartzler, as she sings familiar and beloved family songs with a twist. Weather permitting, we’ll be outdoors so bring a chair or blanket as needed.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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Editing your Fiction: Hands-on Workshop

Apply some of the techniques discussed in the “Creative to Analytical” session with Faith Van Horne, a freelance editor and former content editor for a New York Times bestselling e-publisher. You’ll exchange a completed scene with another writer and give helpful feedback to one another. You’ll then incorporate that feedback, along with other techniques from Faith, to create a knockout scene. Please note: you must bring a completed draft of a scene to participate in this session.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

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Improving Your Fiction

Whether you write short stories or novels, advice from someone ‘in the trenches’ can be a help. Karen Harper, NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary suspense and historical fiction, shares some of her suggestions and insights for strengthening your fiction, whether you write for a private audience or publication. Using setting as character, pacing, dialogue and description are some of the topics which will be covered. A question and answer session will follow.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

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Mining Your Memories

Everyone has a story and YOU are the only one who can tell it. Jody Casella will lead you through thought-provoking exercises to help you turn real-life experiences into great fiction. Jody is an author and a former high school English teacher. Her novel for young adults, Thin Space, received a starred review from Kirkus and was a finalist on the 2014-15 Florida Teens Read List.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

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Whiskey-5 Hotel: Thoughts on Writing Nonfiction

Join David Meyers, author of Kahiki Supper Club, Look to Lazarus, and other books of local history, for a free-wheeling discussion of the nuts & bolts of nonfiction writing. By following his tips and suggestions, you, too, will be able to boldly go (or is it “to go boldly”?) where many other nonfiction authors have gone before – even without a degree in journalism.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

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Editing Your Fiction: Hands-on Workshop

Apply some of the techniques discussed in the “Creative to Analytical” session with Faith Van Horne, a freelance editor and former content editor for a New York Times bestselling e-publisher. You’ll exchange a completed scene with another writer and give helpful feedback to one another. You’ll then incorporate that feedback, along with other techniques from Faith, to create a knockout scene. Please note: you must bring a completed draft of a scene to participate in this session.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

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Research Skills for Writers

Writers do a lot of research. Whether they need background information for a plot or setting, or they want to find accurate information for a nonfiction work, they need to find specific details in a veritable sea of information. Learn more about finding reliable resources, and discover the strategies and tools librarians use to find answers with Reference Librarian Megan Sheeran.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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Digging Up Story Bones

So you’ve written your story, but now you aren’t sure what you have… or what to do next. A fun, visual strategy for structuring a creative piece, with hands-on coaching by Jody Casella. Jody is an author and a former high school English teacher. Her novel for young adults, Thin Space, received a starred review from Kirkus and was a finalist on the 2014-15 Florida Teens Read List.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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Whiskey-5 Hotel: Nonfiction Writing Workshop

If you feel you have a book inside you, but are having trouble getting it out, join David Meyers, author of Historic Columbus Crimes, Wicked Columbus, and other books of local history, for a nonfiction writing workshop that is light on work, but heavy on fun. David is a student in the learn-by-doing school and is happy to share some of the techniques he has happened upon for sharpening your writing skills.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:15pm

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Grounded and Launching: The Poetry of Place

Two of Rikki Santer’s poetry collections have celebrated place: Front Nine (the Hopewell earthworks of Newark, Ohio) and Kahiki Redux (the late Kahiki Supper Club of Columbus, Ohio). In this session, you will savor examples of poets exploring location from varying perspectives, and then, through a smorgasbord of tips and prompts, you will compose your own poem about a place that is special for you. Rikki Santer is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm and The Main Street Rag. She is a 2016 Pushcart nominee.​

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

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