Teens Strut the Write Stuff

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Meet back up with Tricia Mills and the gang to share your experience and successes with the "Summer Writing Challenge." Get feedback from the group and some pointers from a professional!

Speaker: Tricia Mills

How I Became a Famous Teen Romance Novelist

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Do you want to see your imagination in print? Is "novelist" your top career choice? Tricia Mills describes what it takes to get it done and issues her "Summer Writing Challenge" just for teens.

Speaker: Tricia Mills

Publishing 101

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

If you're confused, overwhelmed, or simply mystified about what it takes to get your book from your desk onto a bookstore shelf, then this workshop has the answers you need. Learn the basics of the business, including publishing models, what agents actually do, and how to protect yourself from scam artists.

Speaker: Kimberly Lang

Fundamentals of Good Fiction

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Do you understand POV? (It stands for "point of view.") What about "Show, Don't Tell"? Do you know what a dialog tag is and how to use it?  Discuss these and other essential building blocks of your novel.

Speaker: Kira Sinclair

Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

Speaker: Lynn Raye Harris

Conflict and Emotion: The Heart of the Story

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story.

Speaker: Linda Winstead Jones

Creating Compelling Characters

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget.

Speakers: Rhonda Nelson and Kimberly Lang

Health Care for Everyone - Huntsville Chapter

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmMonday, June 7, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmMonday, July 5, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmMonday, August 2, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmMonday, October 4, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmMonday, November 1, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pmMonday, December 6, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Contact:  Anis Salib, 882-3611

Short Story Analysis for Amateurs

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, May 25, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, August 31, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, March 29, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, May 31, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, November 29, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, January 31, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, February 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, March 27, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, August 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, September 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, November 27, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Interested in short stories? Come engage in discussions of classic and modern short stories by well known and not so well known authors.  Monthly events are free to the public age 18 and above. Enrollment is limited to 21.

To reserve a place, call (256) 684-5803 or (256) 536-7898 and get your short story reading assignment. Once a spot has been saved for you, please advise if you have to cancel so that others on a potential waiting list can be contacted to attend. The story must be read in advance!

Madison Murder, Ink.: Envy the Night

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Revenge drives this superb stand-alone from Edgar-finalist Koryta (A Welcome Grave). Frank Temple II, a U.S. marshal, commits suicide after a tip leads to the exposure of his secret life as a hit man. Seven years later, Frank II's 24-year-old son, Frank Temple III, learns from an old Vietnam pal of his father's that the man who ratted out Frank II, Devin Matteson, is returning to Wisconsin from Florida. Temple heads to his father's cabin in remote Willow Flowage, Wis., to confront Matteson, who first recruited Frank II into the assassination game.

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