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Fiction Writer's Toolbox

2020-03-10 19:00:00 2020-03-10 20:30:00 America/New_York Fiction Writer's Toolbox Learn the basics of writing fiction South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Tuesday, March 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-10 19:00:00 2020-03-10 20:30:00 America/New_York Fiction Writer's Toolbox Learn the basics of writing fiction South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Meeting Room 162 (20)

Learn the basics of writing fiction

In these six classes, we will explore structures and skills that support and enhance the fiction writer’s art. We will consider concepts and craft-based techniques for advancing writing.

Each week is an individual craft talk followed by a question and answer period, so register for as many weeks as you wish, per your interest. 

March 10 / Entering the Fictional World. This class considers why we’re driven to write fiction while providing advice for getting started, developing a writing process, and creating compelling beginnings for short stories or novels.

March 24 / Character & POV. This class will focus on creating fully rounded characters your readers will care about, as well as an overview of point of view (POV).

April 7 / Structure & Plot. This class examines plot, story arc, and structure, with additional guidance surrounding backstory, flashbacks, and how to encourage readers to keep turning the page.

April 21 / Setting & World Building. This class will look at setting and description, including strategies for enhancing a sense of place in your fiction and creating believable worlds.

May 5 / Voice & Dialogue. This class will examine the mechanics and finesse of writing dialogue, as well as the more elusive concept of “finding your voice” as a writer.

May 19 / Workshopping, Revision & Next Steps. This class will offer a roadmap for continuing to strengthen your fiction, including advice surrounding workshops, revision, and an overview of the publishing landscape for fiction.

Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, BODY OF STARS, is forthcoming from Dutton. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, The Masters Review, The Southeast Review, Ninth LetterMichigan Quarterly Review, and many other publications. She works as a writer and editor for Cleveland Public Library, is editor-in-chief of Literary Cleveland's Gordon Square Review, and blogs for the Kenyon Review.

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

seumgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Steve Haynie

Hours
Mon, Apr 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Apr 22, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Thu, Apr 22, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Thu, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
In this two part series, learn how to use Tinkercad to make 3D designs then design your own trinket shelf!   This two part program will be held virtually using Zoom, no download is required.  
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Fri, Apr 23, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Fri, Apr 23, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sat, Apr 24, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sat, Apr 24, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sat, Apr 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Sun, Apr 25, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sun, Apr 25, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Mon, Apr 26, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Mon, Apr 26, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Tue, Apr 27, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Tue, Apr 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Wed, Apr 28, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Thu, Apr 29, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Thu, Apr 29, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Thu, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Fri, Apr 30, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Fri, Apr 30, All day
Take & Make Mandala Bookmark Craft kits can be picked up at the information desk or the drive-up window. Available while supplies last. Please contact branch to confirm availability.

Sat, May 01, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sat, May 01, 10:00am - 12:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Sat, May 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
This orientation will be held virtually in ZOOM. Registration required.

Sat, May 01, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us on Zoom to create and print your very own 3D item using Tinkercad! Computer access and email required.

Sun, May 02, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Mon, May 03, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Tue, May 04, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Tue, May 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Wed, May 05, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Thu, May 06, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Fri, May 07, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sat, May 08, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sun, May 09, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Mon, May 10, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Tue, May 11, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Wed, May 12, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Thu, May 13, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Fri, May 14, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sat, May 15, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sat, May 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Sat, May 15, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.
This event is full

Sun, May 16, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Mon, May 17, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Tue, May 18, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Wed, May 19, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Wed, May 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This orientation will be held virtually in ZOOM. Registration required.

Thu, May 20, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Fri, May 21, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!

Sat, May 22, All day
Pick up a puzzle piece at South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, decorate it, and bring it back to be assembled in a community puzzle art display highlighting the love and creativity of our community!