Writers, have you ever been intimidated by a blank page or computer screen?
Award-winning writer D.M. Pulley will offer strategies to overcome writer’s block when she helps us kick off National Novel Writing Month this November.
As an engineer-turned-mystery-author, she’ll also discuss the pitfalls and challenges of being a non-traditionally trained writer.
Pulley’s talk will be 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at our Main Branch. It is free and open to all.
We do ask that you sign up beforehand. You can register online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.
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.
- Claire McMillan, author of “The Necklace,” will teach how to craft convincing dialogue on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
- 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, Pulley will return to the library and 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.