LearningQUEST Rally Day

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:30am

LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be Thursday, July 22, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

This event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided

There will also be the opportunity to:

  • Join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • Hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • Register for your choice of courses

Final Big Read events

We are nearing the end of our 2010 Big Read programming.  We hope you can join us for these final events! Read more »

Book signing: photographer Beth Maynor Young

Tuesday, April 20: photographer Beth Maynor Young will discuss her new book Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers. 7pm, Main Library. Learn more

Author Discussion: Peggy Webb, Debra Webb, and Lyn Stone

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

These prolific and bestselling authors have written over a hundred romance novels covering multiple genres and subgenres, including  suspense, historical, comedy, mystery, and more. Join them for an informal discussion of the passion they all share: books! 

Speakers: Peggy Webb, Debra Webb, and Lyn Stone

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

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