Writing Events

2/12/17: Sharon Short, Erin Flanagan headline this week’s top literary events

WEDNESDAY: Lara Elena Donnelly debuts Amberlough, February 15, 2017@ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Books&Co, 4453 Walnut St, Beavercreek, OH 45440. It’s as if Le Carre meets Cabaret in this debut spy thriller, Amberlough (TOR), as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup. More.

THURSDAY: Erin Flanagan on Defining Self in Creative Nonfiction. February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Dayton Metro Library – Kettering-Moraine Branch, 3496 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429. Figuring out how to write accurately about yourself and others is one of the greatest challenges in creative nonfiction. In this talk titled You’re a Real Character: Defining Self in Creative Nonfiction, we’ll discuss psychic distance, reflective voice, character development, and other tricks of the trade to help you think about how to put yourself in an essay, as well as the other option, leaving yourself out. More.

THURSDAY: Jessica Garrett Makes Science Fun. February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Books&Co, 4453 Walnut St, Beavercreek, OH 45440. Former science teacher JESSICA GARRETT will discuss her book, Oh, Ick: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! She helps young people discover there is science behind absolutely everything – including burps, earwax, and boogers. More.

SUNDAY: Sharon Short on Incorporating Research into Your Work. February 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Books & Co, 4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH 45440. You’ve done your research for your story, novel, essay, memoir or other writing… now, how do you use all those great, savory details to enhance your writing, without overwhelming your reader? More.

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