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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Horror

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Vandalia
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?
For Teens.
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Jim Gill's Campaign for Play Concert

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Award-winning musician and author Jim Gill offers more than just a show to watch. Each concert is an opportunity for family play! Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances – even sneezes – along to the silly and inspiring musical games he creates. Children, parents, grandparents and EVERYONE is invited to sing and play together!

*This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.

About Jim Gill:

Jim Gill is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. 

Jim has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms.  Jim is also the author of two children's books.  His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras.  The book received an American Library Association award in 2010.

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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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