Writing Events

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Ernest Hemingway starting fishing young. Here he is at the tender age of 4 fishing at Horton’s Creek, near Walloon Lake, in Michigan (via JFKLibrary). Hemingway would go on to set a world record for catching the most marlins in a day (seven at the time). He was such an avid fisherman, he’d later carry around a machine gun so he could blast sharks that tried to eat his catch.

This week’s top literary events

MONDAY: Memoir: Write Your Story with Katrina Kittle, 5-week class, Mondays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Every person has a story. Whether you want to honor someone who’s made a difference in your life, document unique experiences or travels, or record your family history, this five-week class will help beginning or experienced writers put their stories on paper. We’ll examine storytelling techniques and pitfalls, and plenty of prompts and exercises will help you dig deeper into your life and mine important memories that add depth to your story. Mondays: March 13-April 10, 12:00-2:00 pm. LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419. Price: $165. More.

MONDAY: 2nd Monday Authors: Kristin Bailey and David Kettlehake. March 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Centerville Library, 111 W Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, OH 45458. Meet this month’s featured authors in the lobby: Kristin Bailey, from Greene County, grew up in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley in California. In the course of her adventures, she has worked as a zookeeper, a balloon artist, and a substitute teacher. Now, in addition to an author, she is a military wife and the mother of two children and several very spoiled pets. Her featured book is The Silver Gate. David Kettlehake, from Warren County, is the author of two books and he’s a die-hard supporter of the British soccer team, the Fulham Football Club. His featured book is Fever, c2016. More.

SATURDAY: Cynthia Gregory: Book Binding Master Workshop. March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Dr, Kettering, OH 45420. Exhibiting solo artist Cynthia Gregory is a Kentucky-based maker whose studio work examines themes of time, history, accumulation, and containment. Join us as Gregory leads a workshop in basic book binding structures and techniques. Fee: $15 for Kettering Residents ($20 non-resident). More.

SUNDAY: Dialogue Mini-Workshop with Martha Moody. March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Books & Co, 4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH 45440. Say WHAT? Dialogue is one of the most important craft tools for fiction and nonfiction writers. Learn how to use it effectively to create compelling fiction and engage readers! Led by novelist Martha MoodyMore.

SUNDAY: Book Discussion with Alex Heckman of Dayton History. March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45419. Discuss The Wright Brothers with Alex Heckman of Dayton History, who was a consultant for the book, The Wright Brothers. More.

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