Writer’s Corner at the OCLS

ID-10034343This July get inspired by attending one of our writers workshops. Bring you paper and pens and come listen to authors speak about their works and offer advice on writing. Here are the events for July. To register for any of these event call 407 835 7323.

Meet the Poets: Terry Godbey and Susan Lilley
Thursday, July 10 6:30-7:30pm Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
Join Terry Godbey and Susan Lilley for a poetry reading and discussion at your downtown library. Terry Godbey has published four books and more than 130 poems in literary magazines including Poet Lore, The Florida Review, and Slipstream. Susan Lilley is the author of Satellite Beach and Night Windows, which won the Yellow Jacket Press contest.

Overcoming Writer’s Block
Saturday, July 12 11am-12pm South Trail Branch South Trail Meeting Room 1
Saturday, July 19, 11am-12pm at West Oaks Branch
Don’t know where to begin your book? Having a hard time jump starting your imagination? Stop staring at that blank page! Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will teach the benefits of the visual writing technique, organic writing, and how it helps banish writer’s block to complete your book projects quickly and easily

OCLS Writer’s Group
Sunday, July 13 3-4pm Orlando Public Library Magnolia Room
Sunday, August 10, 3-4pm at Orlando Public Library Magnolia Room
Sunday, September 14, 3-4pm at Orlando Public Library Magnolia Room
Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Great workshop for aspiring authors.

To Blog or Not to Blog: Developing a Blog & 100 Blog Titles!
Thursday, July 17 6-7pm Windermere Branch Meeting Room
Wednesday, July 23, 6-7pm at Alafaya Branch
Thursday, July 31, 6-7pm at Herndon Branch
You’ve heard the buzz about blogging. You know you should start one, but what in the world should you write about? Learn how to define the subject of your blog, understand who is your target audience or what your niche is. Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will show you how to get traffic to your blog, and where online you can find resources and tutorial videos to continue your blogging education. Bring your laptop and start your blog during the class.

Digital Books: Don’t Get Left Behind!
Monday, July 21, 6-7pm at Orlando Public Library Albertson Room
Monday, July 28, 6-7pm at Orlando Public Library Albertson Room
No matter if you are writing a book, short story, poem, recipes, booklets, etc., digital books are the wave of the future. In this two part series, Author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will teach the basics so you can get your books published digitally, in most cases within 24 hours (and for free!), on popular digital outlets such as e-reader or other online sources.

Write-In!
Saturday, July 26, 10-11am at Orlando Public Library Magnolia Room
Saturday, August 30, 10am Orlando Public Library Magnolia Room
Bring your laptop or notebook and write alongside your fellow writers. In cooperation with SCBWI Florida, but writers of all genres are welcome.

Social Media for Writers
Wednesday, August 27, 7-8pm at Herndon Branch
Whether you publish with a major house, a small house, or on your own, you’re hearing the same thing: social media is a must for authors who want to be successful. Effective author social media can be intimidating for first-timers or casual users. Where do I start? Do I have to be on every site? Do I have to blog? What if nobody cares what I say? How do I get “followers” and “likes”? Book publicist and author Sarah Nicolas will answer all of your social media questions in this interactive session.

Florida Writers Association: Publishing a Book 101
Saturday, September 20, 4-5pm Orlando Public Library Albertson Room
Join the Florida Writers Association for a preview of their annual conference.

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