My dance card for November's pretty full. Here's a list of some interesting writerly-type events I have lined up over the next few weeks.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th (11:30pm - 3:00pm)
Jackson Library's BOOK FAIR, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527
Lots of authors, lots of books. What more could you ask for?
NJAN members attending: Danielle Ackley-McPhail; Karen Bostrom; John DeJesus; Walt Ecklof; Alice ‘JB’ Dinizo; Mickey Flagg; Jon Gibbs; Jim ‘JJ’ Lair; Jeff Markowitz; Mike McPhail; Caridad Pineiro; Michael Rushnak and MaryKate Schweiger
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th (7:30pm)
Long Hill Library, 917 Valley Rd, Gillette, NJ 07933
10 THINGS EVERY WRITER SHOULD KNOW
Join me for a fun, interactive presentation about some of the important things which, if acted upon, I believe can drastically shorten the time it takes for writers to get accepted for publication.
Plus, there may be candy
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th (10:00am)
Edison Library, 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817
Liberty State Fiction Writers: regular meeting
After the main meeting (at around noon), I'll be running a roundtable discussion: How not to promote yourself and your work.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th (3:00pm)
Somerville Library, 35 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876
NJAN PANEL/Q&A: GETTING PUBLISHED
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Walt Ecklof; John Grant; Jeff Markowitz; Bill Mingin & Chris Redding
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th
FUN WITH FICTION at Lakehurst Elementary School
At the school assemblies I addressed last month, the principal introduced me as 'Our Author in Residence' which sounds very impressive :)
I'm starting off my teaching sessions with 'Creating Colorful Characters', the first module from my school, Fun with Fiction program. I'm really looking forward to this :)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th (7:00pm)
Ocean County Library (Tom's River Branch), 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753
NJAN PANEL/Q&A: THE NUTS & BOLTS OF WRITING A BOOK
NJAN panels are always a hoot-and-a-half.
Featuring: Jon Gibbs (moderator); Alice 'JB' DiNizo; Wallace Ecklof & Michael Rushnak
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th (noon - 5:00pm)
A CARNIVAL OF AUTHORS
Annie's Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA 01603
Featuring: Jon Gibbs; Terri-Lynne DeFino (aka bogwitch64); Greg Fishbone; Gavin Grant & Kelly Link
I'd describe this as a cross between a mini-writing conference and a talent show.
We've prepared a rolling program of 10-minute workshops by individual presenters, followed by 5-minute Q&As. Once everyone's had their turn at the mike, we'll have a bit of a break for coffee and a chinwag before starting again on different writerly subjects.
If you can't make the Saturday, there's a similar event on the Sunday (11:30am - 3:00pm), this time featuring: Ellen Meeropol; Fran Grote and Kerri Schoonover
Watch this space for more details!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26th (10:00am)
Palmer Library (3 Weller Place. P.O. Box 3039. Palmer, PA 18043)
THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY WRITING GROUP (GLVWG): regular meeting
see group website for details about speakers etc.
This month's speaker is comedy writer, Ryan Sartor.
If you're taking part in something yourself over the next few weeks, feel free to leave a comment (and link too please).
You never know who's reading.