CALLING ALL WRITERS!

Northbrook Writes LogoNorthbrook Public Library provides free writing workshops led by a variety of talented instructors. Enhance your writing skills by learning from these acclaimed authors and professors

Please note: these live, online workshops will not be recorded.
 

NORTHBROOK WRITES PROGRAMS

Methods of World-Building with Mary Robinette Kowal 
Thursday, September 24, 7:00-8:00pm

Hugo Award-winning writer, Mary Robinette Kowal offers suggestions to help you construct a compelling fictional world. As a writer, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices you need to make to create a compelling world. And if you are writing short fiction, the idea of doing all that work for a few thousand words can be doubly-daunting. So what do you have to do and what can you skip? This class will be hosted on RingCentral, an online meeting platform. After you register, you will receive a link to join the class by email the morning of the program.

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Beginnings & Endings with Juan Martinez
Saturday, October 17, 1:00-2:00pm

Award-winning writer and assistant professor at Northwestern University, Juan Martinez shares how to develop the beginning and end of a story, successfully crafting them as two halves of the same whole, and mirror images of one another. This class will be hosted on RingCentral, an online meeting platform. After you register, you will receive a link to join the class by email the morning of the program.

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Developing Character Emily Gray Tedrowe
Monday, October 19, 7:00-8:00pm

Award-winning author and Creative Writing teacher at DePaul University, Emily Gray Tedrowe presents the keys to developing convincing, memorable characters and how their relationships with one another will have readers invested in their stories. After you register, you will receive a link to join the class by email the morning of the program.

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Genre as Metaphor with Julia Fine
Saturday, October 24, 1:00-2:00pm

Julia Fine, whose debut novel was shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Superior First Book Award and the Chicago Review of Books Award, will look at the elements of genre fiction with a focus on how writers use genre as metaphor to subvert expectations and enhance their work.  Attendees will read and discuss short story and novel excerpts that use genre expectations to lead us to larger truths, discuss how and when to break the molds of genre, and figure out which genre elements make the most sense for their individual project. This class will be hosted on RingCentral, an online meeting platform. After you register, you will receive a link to join the class by email the morning of the program.

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RESOURCES FOR WRITERS

 
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Inkie.org is a suite of resources—available to everyone in Illinois at no charge—that supports local authors with publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. Use Inkie tools to create an e-book from your manuscript and then share your book through libraries. You can also read books by local authors on Indie Illinois.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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