Posts Tagged ‘Lafayette Library’

Summer Writing Groups

June 23, 2012

Summer is a great time to write! 

Writing groups at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center (Contra Costa County, CA) will continue throughout the summer, providing lots of chances for support, feedback and inspiration from other writers.  They now have three active groups:

 10 Page Feedback Group

Meets twice on month on Tuesday night.   

Writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, history and more.

Up to 10 pages is submitted in advance, read and then discussed. 

Get info or join:  gloria.awritersplace@gmail.com.

Children and YA Authors Group

Meets once a month on Sunday afternoon. 

Submit work in advance, read and then discuss

Get info or join:  shelleykoon@comcast.net

Teen Writers

Meets once a month on Saturday afternoon. 

Supportive and welcoming atmosphere

Bring paper, pencil, ideas and enthusiasm

Get info or join: marisachow@gmail.com

Teen Writing Group Meets at Lafayette, CA Library

May 6, 2012
CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!  

Break out your pens again! We’re having another teen writing group, and we would love for you to join us. 

Writing can be a solitary pursuit… but it doesn’t have to be! Want to meet other enthusiastic teen writers? Come to a teen writing group at the Lafayette Library! We’ll chat, share ideas and experiences about our writing, and — of course — write alongside each other with prompts. We aim to create a fun, welcoming teen community of writers that encourages and supports its members. 

This is an open and free group (8th-12th grade preferred). Just bring paper, your favorite writing tool, and enthusiasm! 🙂 

Saturday, May 19th
1:30-3:00 PM
In the Willow Room 
(behind the information desk )

Lafayette Library 
3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

Please reply to marisalchow@gmail.com if you can make our next meeting. We hope you can join us. If you have any teen writer friends who may be interested in our group, please forward them this announcement. We’re always looking to expand our group! 

Turn Your Expertise into a Successful Book

December 17, 2011

                                 Sunday, Jan 22           2 – 4 p.m.                  

                                         FREE!

At the Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 Three successful non-fiction authors will tell you how they turned their specialized knowledge into successful books – and careers.  Find out from these three pros:

 

  • ·        How to develop a strong non-fiction book proposal
  • ·        Tips on the best ways to share your knowledge
  • ·        Go beyond the book by building your speaking and online platform

 

All the participating authors are members of the California Writers Club which is co-hosting this presentation.

 

Nannette Rundle Carroll is the author of The Communication Problem Solver.  She’s been featured in Investors Business Daily’s “10 Secrets to Success” leadership column and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts as a communication expert and trains professionals in communication and management.

Visit: www.communicate2go.com

 

Patricia Evans is the author of five books on dealing with verbal abuse and overly controlling people.  As a specialist in interpersonal communication, she has spoken about managing verbal abuse on more than two hundred radio shows, and 20 national television programs, including the Oprah.  She is also a consultant, speaker and trainer. 

Visit: http://www.verbalabuse.com.

Catherine Accardi is the author of three books in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, Walnut Creek, San Francisco’s North Beach and Telegraph Hill, and San Francisco Landmarks. Catherine turned her interest and knowledge of local history into award winning books.  Arcadia Publishing has been awarded the prestigious William C. Ralston Award by the San Francisco Historical Society for these popular local history volumes.     

A Writer’s Place is a program of the Friends of the Lafayette Library

http://www.  AWritersPlace .com

Lafayette Library & Learning Center  3941 Mount Diablo Blvd  Lafayette CA  94549 Q  925/ 385- 3380

Author Suspenseful Imagery and Character Depth

December 15, 2011

It is rare to read a suspenseful novel where words and sentences hold imagery, mystery and character depth.   But Ron Hansen creates this power.  When I read Atticus, I knew I had read a literary master.  After loaning this book out, and never receiving it back, I realized someone else felt the same way!  (Yes, I got another copy.  Some books are meant to be owned.)

Contra Costa County is very fortunate to have the Lafayette Library host Sweet Thursdays, and even more fortunate to have Ron Hansen speaking on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at  7:30 p.m.

Author of
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion,
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,
Mariette in Ecstasy
and
Atticus
 
 
The Friends of the Lafayette Library welcome Ron Hansen, the critically acclaimed author of over ten books and the Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor at Santa Clara University.
 
Hansen will discuss his work, his writing process and the themes that pervade his writing–faith, redemption, and love. From his latest novel, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, a fictional take on a true-crime story about a woman who convinces her lover to get rid of her husband, to Mariette in Ecstasy, a study of faith  and the unexplainable, Hansen’s books always take on surprising new subjects but thematically, they stay close to the human condition. 
 
Born in Nebraska, Hansen earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and held a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship at Stanford University. 
He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a nomination for the National Book Award. 

 SWEET THURSDAYS
is a program run by The Friends of the Lafayette Library.

The RON HANSEN event will be held at the Lafayette Library.

Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
925-385-2280