Aspiring authors can learn how to write great dialogue from Claire McMillan during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at our Main Branch.
McMillan is an Ohio writer by way of Pasadena, CA. Her newest novel, The Necklace, combines old-money intrigue, Gatsby-esque cavorting, and three generations of familial dissension into a champagne cocktail of a story.
She’ll offer advice on how to write dialogue that propels your story and engrosses your readers.
Her talk is free to attend, but we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.
- McMillan talks about writing The Necklace
- McMillan on Edith Wharton’s influence and writing at The Mount
November is National Novel Writing Month, and we’ve enlisted a cadre of authors to help aspiring authors hone their craft. at Mentor Public Library
- Bestselling writer Paula McLain, author of “The Paris Wife” and “Circling the Sun,” will visit the our Main Branch on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to discuss her work.
- Author Jennifer Kelly will share her perspectives and insight on independent publishing on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Wildwood Cultural Center. She’ll explain how to edit, format, and otherwise prepare one’s text for publishing.
- Jill Grunenwald will teach the art of the flash essay—a short story, no longer than a few hundred words—on Monday, Nov. 20. Afterward, she will discuss and sign copies of her book, “Running with a Police Escort.”
- The library will host a series of write-ins with author Alexandra Hupertz on Nov. 2, 9 and 29 at Wildwood Cultural Center. Writers can discuss ideas, share selections of their work, and get their creative juices flowing.
- Finally, D.M. Pulley will lead a session where writers can share and discuss their stories on Thursday, Nov. 30. That will be followed by a free author talk where Pulley will discuss her newest novel, “The Unclaimed Victim,” which was inspired by the Cleveland Torso Murders.
All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be at our Main Branch, unless otherwise indicated. They are free and open to the public. However, registration is required. You can sign up on our event calendar or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.
Finally, we’d like to thank the Mentor Community Arts Commission and Friends of the Mentor Public Library for helping fund our NaNoWriMo programming.