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August 2020

(Zoom) Creating a Template for Success: On the Importance of Structuring Narratives

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Details to come. Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer. He won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story “Miracle”. In April 2014 he was named in the Hay Festival’s Africa39 project as one of the 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with the potential and the talent to define the trends of the region. His story “Genesis” was shortlisted for the 2016 Caine Prize.

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September 2020

(Zoom) Separating Fact From Fiction: The Rise and Role of Journalism

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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For twenty-five years (1988-2013), John DeDakis was deeply involved in CNN’s coverage of almost every major national and international news story, retiring in 2013 as a Senior Copy Editor of CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” DeDakis, whose journalism career began when he was tear gassed in 1970 while covering an anti-Vietnam War riot for a Madison, Wisconsin radio station, will trace the rise and role of journalism especially in these toxic times. To register for this online Zoom meeting, visit:…

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October 2020

(Zoom) Writing Advice from a New York Times Bestselling Author

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Most fiction writers spend a lot of time negotiating and then renegotiating how to assemble the seemingly endless amount of swirling ideas into a coherent story. Topics like external conflict, revisions, more revisions, editing, passive voice and dialogue, as well as how to manage time and approach a query letter, are often swirling around in a writers mind at the same time. Accomplished local writer, Brigid Kemmerer, will be walking us through a handful of helpful tips to help ease…

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