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March 2020

Writers Room

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Read Local Weekend: Local Author Day 2020

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The library's 10th Local Author Day features workshops for writers and an afternoon Author Fair where visitors can meet local authors and buy copies of their books. A schedule of the day's events is below, and detailed information on participating authors will be available closer to the event date. The application deadline for the Author Fair has passed. Authors will be notified of acceptance the week of Feb. 24. Schedule 9:30 am - 10:45 am. "The Charms of Writing" workshop…

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Local Author Day: “The Charms of Writing” workshop with Margaret Montet

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Read Local Weekend: Local Author Day 2020 Full Schedule Most writers are able to narrate a linear story, but the trick to adding reader interest is weaving in relevant memoir, research, conversation, and anecdotes. Think of the narrative as a bracelet and these additions as its charms. By examining examples from classic travel literature, writing from prompts, and identifying sources of reliable information, participants will practice integrating new threads into the fabric of their narrative. Presenter Margaret Montet, a librarian…

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Local Author Day: “Authorpreneurship” workshop with Karen Hodges Miller

Saturday, March 28, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Read Local Weekend: Local Author Day 2020 Full Schedule Authorpreneur: A writer who understands that a successful author in today’s market must work diligently, every day, to promote their books and their brand to the reading public. The day of the self-published author is here to stay: the number of authors who are self-publishing has increased over 400,000 per year for the past four years, and over 1.5 million new books were self-published last year. KDP, Amazon’s direct publishing service,…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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April 2020

Writers Room

Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

This four-session workshop, conducted by Dara-Lyn Shrager, is open to adults with prior writing experience. Subsequent sessions are on April 15, 22, and 29.  Space is limited, and registration is required.  Registration will begin on March 1. During the workshop, participants will review poetry basics. Over the series, participants will write the first draft of a poem, discuss and implement revision and editing techniques, and complete a second draft. Pencil/pen and paper are required.

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Writers Room

Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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May 2020

Writers Room

Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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