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Book Clinic

2022-06-30 19:00:00 2022-06-30 20:00:00 America/New_York Book Clinic Get feedback on the book you're writing. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Thursday, June 30
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-30 19:00:00 2022-06-30 20:00:00 America/New_York Book Clinic Get feedback on the book you're writing. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)

Get feedback on the book you're writing.

The Book Clinic is a monthly drop-in workshop that studies 1-2 pages of participants’ fiction or nonfiction works in progress for feedback on flow, sentence structure, transitions, and craft. In a warm and welcoming group setting, book coach Eryka Parker will give constructive feedback on a writer’s specific questions and guidance on techniques for improvement. Writers must be willing to have their work shared before a group of peer writers. The feedback and advice for one writer often helps other writers with similar obstacles and growth in their writing.

How to participate:

First, register for the Book Clinic by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Then prepare an email in this format:

  1. Type “Book Clinic” in your email’s subject line.
  2. Paste your 1-2 page submission (typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font) into the body of the email. 
  3. Provide any backstory or explanation necessary for the book coach’s full understanding of the submission, including your genre and/or market.
  4. List 2-3 specific questions you would like the book coach to focus on, such as Does this opening pique your interest? Did I do a good job of showing in this scene?
  5. Send the email to Laurie Kincer, lkincer@cuyahogalibrary.org, who will forward your email to the book coach. 

Resubmissions are welcome at the July 16 or August 16 session. Please ensure the new submission has substantial changes from the original version.

Book coach and developmental editor, Eryka Parker helps writers create business plans to maximize book sales and make a greater impact on their audience. She enjoys working with writers from underserved and underrepresented parts of the community. As a result, she has developmentally edited multiple award-winning novels for BIPOC writers. Through leading workshops, Eryka has partnered with libraries, writing groups, and independent publishing companies to introduce new, creative ways to create content that makes a lasting impact on readers.

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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

Hours
We're closed Monday July 04 due to Library CLOSED in observance of Independence Day
Mon, Jun 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 02 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Thu, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the lab

Thu, Jun 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Get feedback on the book you're writing.

Fri, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Fri, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 05, 10:45am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us for unstructured and guided play for babies and toddlers with caregivers.

Tue, Jul 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Tue, Jul 05, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jul 06, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Jul 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Wed, Jul 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch.

Thu, Jul 07, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Learn about the different ways to pay with the Federal Reserve of Cleveland.

Thu, Jul 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Fri, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Fri, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Canceled
Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:15am
Drop-in audio studio orientations. No registration required. First come first served. Sessions typically last 10-15 minutes. Bring your library card or a photo ID.

Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Mon, Jul 11, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Mon, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Mon, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Learn to repair, upcycle and customize your wardrobe and create a unique denim jacket.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 10:45am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us for unstructured and guided play for babies and toddlers with caregivers.

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Tue, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Learn to repair, upcycle and customize your wardrobe and create a unique denim jacket.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
One-on-one appointments.

Tue, Jul 12, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jul 13, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Jul 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Wed, Jul 13, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Learn to repair, upcycle and customize your wardrobe and create a unique denim jacket.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Learn and meet avian predators native to Northeast Ohio with a special guest from the Cleveland Natural History Museum.

Wed, Jul 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 14, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Thu, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Thu, Jul 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Learn to repair, upcycle and customize your wardrobe and create a unique denim jacket.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the lab

Fri, Jul 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Fri, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Get feedback on the book you're writing.

Mon, Jul 18, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Mon, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Mon, Jul 18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn to plan, write, record, and edit your own YouTube video series!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Tue, Jul 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 10:45am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us for unstructured and guided play for babies and toddlers with caregivers.

Tue, Jul 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Tue, Jul 19, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn to plan, write, record, and edit your own YouTube video series!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jul 20, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.

Wed, Jul 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Wed, Jul 20, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn to plan, write, record, and edit your own YouTube video series!
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Use legos to build your own structure. There will be a competition for best builder!

Thu, Jul 21, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Thu, Jul 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Thu, Jul 21, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn to plan, write, record, and edit your own YouTube video series!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C (30)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Memory Lab at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Thu, Jul 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Fri, Jul 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Fri, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Mon, Jul 25, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Mon, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Tue, Jul 26, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Tue, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Tue, Jul 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free pantry packages or fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Learn to manipulate color and trick the eye in this introduction to an iconic impressionist art technique.

Wed, Jul 27, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Wed, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Explore your creativity through Makey Makey invention kits.

Thu, Jul 28, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tech Classroom (16)
Aspire MOS/ESOL Class

Thu, Jul 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Thu, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the lab

Rescheduled
Thu, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Thursday, July 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Memory Lab at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Fri, Jul 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Fri, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last in the Children's Department.

Fri, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.