Adults

Mother Goose Program

 

Mother GooseOn the Loose, It's Mother Goose. Join local storyteller Sandy Liesner, as she reads aloud nursery rhymes from the Mother Goose storybook. Various children will get a chance to act out the stories and pretend to be a character.

This program will be great for the preschool age as some will be asked to perform and speak in front of the group. No registration is necessary.

FSPL Adult Reading Group

Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Springboro Library Branch
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves.  He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop.  And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

Contact the library to reserve a copy.

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Fall Writers Workshop - Memoirs

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chapters From the Farmhouse Journal...

During the first days of living in my rented farmhouse, I was sitting on the front porch with a friend who had come to help unpack.  We were taking a lunch break.  Over the chicken salad and fruit, I told her the remarkable story of how I had come to find this house, and of the other synchronicities contained in these pages.  Her response was: "Laura, you need to write this down.  Other people need to hear this; it will give encouragement and inspiration."

Join Laura Landers as she guides the class through the development and self-discovery of memoir writing. Laura currently resides in Northern Kentucky, in the farmhouse featured in her book, at the end of a gravel lane surrounded by fields and woods. She is an author with Women Writing 4(a) Change and a self-employed massage therapist.

Ages 16 and up.  Bring paper and pen/pencil. Program is free. Reservations required by calling 937-748-3200.

Fall Writers Workshop - Publishing

Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

How to Publish Your Work: A Workshop on Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, and Everything in Between

Before answering "how," it's important to ask why: why do we publish?  Kelsey Swindler of Orange Frazer Press will discuss the role of the book publishing industry, the "why" behind the printed page, and the many routes available to today's writers.  This will be an open and collaborative workshop, with time devoted to overviews of traditional and alternative publishing routes, questions, and conversation.  Whether you are still crafting your memoir in your mind, scribbling poems on dinner napkins, or have a two-hundred-page manuscript waiting on your bedside table, you will leave with the knowledge and resources to approach any publishing scenario with confidence.

Kelsey Swindler is the marketing and business development lead at Orange Frazer Press in Wilmington, Ohio.  She received her B.A. in English Lit from Wittenberg University and a certificate in publishing from the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver.  She loves her hardcovers and e-books equally and keeps a watchful eye on the publishing industry.  Kelsey blogs about book publishing at orangefrazercustombooks.com/blog and tweets about the book industry (and her favorite veggie recipes) at @kelseyswindler.

Ages 16 & up.  Bring paper and pen/pencil. Program is free.  Reservations required by calling 937-748-3200.

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Fall Writers Workshop - The Hero's Journey

Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hero's Journey forms the foundation of myths and stories across cultures, centuries and genres.  Learn how to adapt this archetypal pattern to your own writing to create powerful narratives and characters that resonate with readers.

Carrie Bebris is the author of eight novels, including the award-winning Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series and two fantasy novels.  A journalist, editor and teacher, she speaks locally and nationally about writing and has been a presenter at venues ranging from the Antioch Writers Workshop and Thurber House to International conferences.  

Ages 16 & up.  Bring paper and pen/pencil. Program is free.  Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200.

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