Aspiring authors can learn how to turn moments into stories with writer Jill Grunenwald during a special program at Mentor Public Library.
Grunenwald will demonstrate how memorable and even quiet moments can be transformed into flash essays—short stories, no longer than a few hundred words.
Her talk is free and open to all. It will be 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at our Main Branch.
Afterward, at 7:30 p.m., Grunenwald will discuss and read from her memoir, “Running with a Police Escort.” Copies will be available for sale and signing.
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.
- The library will host a write-in with author Alexandra Hupertz on Nov. 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.