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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 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

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.

Friday, January 18, 2013 (All day) to Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (All day)