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Hook 'Em: Teen Writing Workshop with Author Kristina McBride

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Ever wonder how an author grabs a reader and doesn’t let go until that final page? The trick is finding the perfect place to begin the story, having a stellar hook, and creating memorable characters with multi-layered conflicts. Author Kristina McBride helps participants think critically about different elements of the stories, novels, and movies they love, then pull inspiration from those to apply to their own writing.  For teens in grades 7-12.
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About the Book with David Greer

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Local author and trial lawyer, David Greer will visit the library to talk about his latest book, God is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan. Greer will discuss the amazing career of Jack Egan, a notorious criminal defense lawyer who practiced in Dayton from 1900 until his death in 1936.  Egan represented impressive variety of well-known outlaws including John Dillinger and Alvin Karpis.  

Greer will have his book available for purchase and autographing after the program.

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Horror

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Learn techniques for writing effective horror fiction with author Tim Waggoner. He discusses the distinctions between crime, suspense, thriller, and horror, and talks about writing to cause dread, terror, horror, disgust, or shock.  Learn to use suspense to build horror – but how much – or little - should you reveal?
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Meet break out Author, Daniel Kenner

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Meet break out Author, Daniel Kenner, as he debuts Room for Grace, a gripping, intimate, and lyrical oral history account of family, filled with hope and a celebration of life that sheds light on us all during troubling times.  Light Snacks provided. 

 

Daniel Kenner was a Presidential Arts Scholar at George Washington University and Scholarship recipient at The British American Drama Academy. Kenner is the winner of the Rhode Island Playwriting Festival for his World War II letters home drama, Fields of Sacrifice.

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About the Book with Lori Firsdon

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Local author and organizing expert, Lori Firsdon will visit the Library to discuss her new book, Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself. Firsdon will share refreshing observations, relatable stories and practical tips to inspire you to let go of the stuff that’s holding you back and keeping you from moving forward in other areas of your life. 

Firsdon will have her book available for purchase and autographing after the program. 

Author and Professional Organizer, Lori Firsdon, started Forte Organizers to share her gift of organizing and her passion for helping people succeed. She is a regular Dayton Daily News columnist and has been featured on national television shows focused on organizing, including on A&E Television’s popular Hoarders.
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Horror

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room

Learn techniques for writing effective horror fiction with author Tim Waggoner. He discusses the distinctions between crime, suspense, thriller, and horror, and talks about writing to cause dread, terror, horror, disgust, or shock.  Learn to use suspense to build horror – but how much – or little - should you reveal?

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