Monday, August 24, 2009

Fiction Writing Workshop

Beginning September 24, the Haverhill Corner Library will sponsor a six-week fiction writing workshop. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the library. In each session, we will examine a writing topic and we will discuss work submitted by participants.

Registration $125; limit 10 participants.

Thursday, September 24: The Big Picture
Narrative; synopsis; reading & writing; novels & stories; genres; generating ideas; writing habits.

Thursday, October 1: Voice
First person; third person limited; third person omniscient; strengths and limitations of each.

Thursday, October 8: Character and Dialogue
Creating and revealing character; establishing character with dialogue; advancing the story with dialogue.

Thursday, October 15: Plot
To outline or not to outline?; building daramtic tension; pacing.

Thursday, October 22: Editing and Rewriting
Sentences and their use; editing yourself; starting over.

Thursday, October 29: Publishing & the Writing Life
What do with your work when it’s finished.

Registration fees will benefit the Haverhill Corner Library.

About the instructor: John Landrigan worked for seventeen years in book publishing as an acquisitions editor and marketer, editing both fiction and non-fiction. He is coauthor of three novels and a trustee of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Author Luncheon

On Sunday, September 27, from noon to 3:00 PM, the Haverhill Corner Library will host a luncheon with mystery writer Sarah Stewart Taylor, author of four novels featuring art historian and amateur sleuth Sweeney St. George. The luncheon will be held at the Gibson House Bed & Breakfast on the Green in Haverhill. Chef Ted Schiffman will prepare a buffet menu including pecan-crusted chicken breast, salmon baked in rösti, roast tenderloins of beef, and southwestern shrimp cocktail. Tickets are $50 per person or two for $85, to benefit the library, with a maximum attendance of 40. Copies of Taylor’s books—O’ Artful Death, Mansions of the Dead, Judgment of the Grave, and Still as Death—will be available to borrow from the library and for sale at the Woodsville Book Store in advance of the event. Books will also be sold at the luncheon, courtesy of the Woodsville Book Store, and the author will sign copies. Tickets will be sold in advance; to purchase, stop by the library or speak to a library trustee.