Aspiring authors can get advice from bestselling poet, memoirist and prose writer Paula McLain during a special program at our library.
McLain, author of “The Paris Wife” and “Circling the Sun,” will discuss her writing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, during a visit to our Main Branch.
Her talk is free to attend and open to the public. However, registration is required. People can sign up 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
- 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.