Meeting Room B

Manga, Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month where we will discuss, watch trailers, and have fun with manga, graphic novels, and anime. Each month will have a theme and an activity as well as lots of discussion and snacks. Registration is required for each month.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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Creative Writing Workshop

Do you love to write or want to be a better writer? Do you dream of being an author? Join us for this fun workshop with the Thurber House designed to encourage and inspire your own creative writing through activities, examples and opportunities to share your work. Registration is required and begins September 30.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Lego Lit

When books and LEGOs collide, you get LEGO Lit! Each month we share a story and build around a theme. The Friends of the UAPL provide the LEGOS, you provide the fun. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each meeting.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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UAPL Book Circle

Join us for an informal discussion of A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner: Two women, one living in 1911 and one living in 2011, are connected by a marigold-patterned scarf handed down through the generations.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Manga, Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month where we will discuss, watch trailers, and have fun with manga, graphic novels, and anime. Each month will have a theme and an activity as well as lots of discussion and snacks. Registration is required for each month.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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Bring Your Cast of Characters to Life

Get to know your characters and they’ll help you write your novel. In this session, you’ll start creating your own character notebook, including biography sheets, pictures, maps, and more. Registration is required and begins August 17th

Trudy Brandenburg is an avid kayaker and author of “The Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series.” Her published articles have appeared in various publications and last year she received an honorable mention from the Chillicothe Gazette for a short essay. Her first book, “Nighthawks on the New River,” was featured in 614 Magazine. She’s a researcher, writer, and writing coach for a Fortune 500 insurance company. She speaks at writers’ conferences, writing groups, book clubs, and teaches writing classes through Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning program.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Keep Your Hand Moving!

Follow this simple rule along with several others issued by best-selling author Natalie Goldberg as part of her “writing practice” technique to revolutionize the way you write. Join Nita Sweeney, long-time Goldberg student, for a participatory introduction to this freeing practice. Please bring writing materials. Registration is required and begins August 17th.

Nita Sweeney writes and teaches using the techniques of best-selling author Natalie Goldberg with whom she has studied since 1996. Nita’s articles and essays have appeared in magazines and books. She also publishes Write Now Newsletter, a comprehensive collection of central Ohio writing events, as well as the blog, BumGlue. For more information visit her web site http://www.nitasweeney.com.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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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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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