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Discover Cape Cod

Join travel writer and author of ‘Discover Cape Cod,’ Shawnie Kelley as she recounts with the most captivating moments in the history of the Cape. Shawnie shares exciting stories from her recently released book along with a slideshow of beautiful pictures. From pilgrims and private treasure to wars and revolutions, Shawnie’s talk explores four centuries of history, bringing the Cape’s fascinating past to life. Explore historic homes, culinary traditions, cranberry bogs and and learn about Sandwich glass and Nantucket’s whaling industry. Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring the Cape a rich, educational experience. Shawnie will be on hand afterwards to chat and sign books, which will be available for purchase.

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Upper Arlington-based author, Shawnie Kelley, is a travel and food writer and owner of Wanderlust Tours. Shawnie is a regular contributor to a variety of history, culinary and lifestyle magazines and is currently working on The Woman’s Guide: France due out in late 2016. A passion for history, culture and cuisine underlies all of her writing.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Creative to Analytical: Editing your Fiction

How do you make the switch from “first-draft mind” to the revision phase? This talk will lay out how to analyze your completed draft with an eye toward bringing out its strengths, finding your unique voice, and cutting words that get in the way. Faith Van Horne, a freelance editor who worked for three years as a content editor for a New York Times bestselling e-publisher, will share the most common problems editors see and show you how to spot them in your own work. You’ll also learn techniques for applying kind, helpful feedback when exchanging fiction with other writers.

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

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Scene Writing

Scenes are the bricks that build your novel or short story. Karen Harper, author of over 50 published novels, shares secrets for writing scenes that will rivet your reader and weave your story. Such topics as ‘Plan ahead or just write?’ ‘Dealing with point of view’ and ‘Beginnings and Endings’ will be covered. Bring a favorite or least favorite scene from your current work to decide if it needs revision. Also time for Q & A.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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