Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction

Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen, author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching, will discuss "Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction" on Tuesday, March 12, at noon at the Main Library.

Author and independent scholar Jennifer Garlen will share tips and experiences about writing for a variety of non-fiction projects, including freelance work, books for traditional publishers, and self-published books. She will talk about the ways in which each kind of non-fiction writing differs and what writers can expect from each process.

Jennifer received her Ph.D. in English from Auburn University, where she specialized in eighteenth-century British literature. Now a writer and independent scholar in Huntsville, she is the National Classic Movies Examiner for Examiner.com and the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching. She is also the co-editor of the 2009 McFarland book, Kermit Culture, and of the forthcoming book, The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Tina O'Driscoll at 256-532-5975 or askus [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

The Main Library Reference & Adult Services Department offers monthly professional development opportunities for writers of fiction and non-fiction. Topics alternate between the business and the craft of writing. The winter series covers e-publishing, writing for children, marketing, and writing non-fiction.

All events are held in the second-floor Events Room of the Main Library at 915 Monroe Street. Programs are open to the public free of charge.