February 2018

Saturday, February 17

Northbrook Writes: The 7 Keys to Writing the Perfect Query Letter

Adults
Teens
1:00 pm
Auditorium

National bestselling author and full-time writer Bret Nicholaus carefully walks you through the process of writing a query letter that will get agents and publishers to ask for a copy of your manuscript.

Fascinating, fun, and full of essential strategies, this program is an absolute MUST for anyone dreaming of having a book published the traditional way!

**Everyone in attendance will receive a FREE query letter kit, written by Bret.**

Please note: This program covers adult fiction, adult nonfiction, young adult, and children’s. It does not cover screenplays.

Reserve a Spot is now available for this program. A spot should be reserved for each member of a family or group who plans to attend, whether babies, kids, teens, or adults. Walk in seats will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Click "Register" below to make your reservation. Questions? Call (847) 272-2830.

Sunday, February 18

Illinois Poetry Society Haiku Chapter

Adults
1:00 pm
Civic Room

Haiku poets of all levels are welcome. Contemporary English Language Haiku (ELH) is not the more commonly known style, yet it has retained its Japanese influence in many ways. Come and have your work critiqued, learn more about ELH techniques, and share resources.

Monday, February 19

Great Books

Adults
10:00 am
Civic Room

Join the monthly Great Books Discussion Group led by educator and scholar Robert Waterbury. Share stimulating discussions of classic essays and other short works in a friendly, welcoming setting.

The February reading is "On Tragedy" by Aristotle.

Tuesday, February 20

Wednesday, February 21

Saturday, February 24

Northbrook Writes: Revising Your Manuscript with Rebecca Makkai

Adults
1:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

As soon as you’ve built your masterpiece, it’s time to tear it down. So much of editing is removal, and we’ll talk about the large, structural excisions (the “axe work”) as well as the minute erasures (the “scalpel work”) that will make your prose tighter, cleaner, and stronger. We'll also discuss how to deal with emotional resistance to deleting your own words.

Reserve a Spot is now available for this program. A spot should be reserved for each member of a family or group who plans to attend, whether babies, kids, teens, or adults. Walk in seats will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Click "Register" below to make your reservation. Questions? Call (847) 272-2830.

Monday, February 26

February 2018