Welles-Turner Memorial Library

Indie Author Day ~ The Memoir: Fact or Fiction?

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Calling All Local Authors! Are you an indie or self-published writer, or do you want to be? Need inspiration to get ready to participate in NaNoWriMo? Join us for The Memoir: Fact or Fiction? and a digital Q&A on indie authorship on the first national Indie Author Day, October 8, from 11 am to 3 pm!

What is a memoir? Is it fact or is it fiction? There is no simple answer. The literary category that it falls under – creative non-fiction – immediately establishes a paradox. How can non-fiction, which is essentially fact and, hopefully, the truth, be also creative? This lecture, given at 11 am by Debra Robbins, a professional writer and college professor, will explore the mysterious terrain of memory and the precarious process of turning it into art. During the lecture, we will discuss such topics as memory and meaning and its elusive nature in the writing process; the impact of action and dialogue, how they build momentum and make the story come alive; the role of conflict; and the techniques of building a scene. A question and answer period follows, during which participants will be able to ask general questions about the memoir.

At 2 pm, all participating libraries will come together for an hour-long digital Q&A featuring writers, agents and other industry leaders. Writers will learn valuable information while meeting other members of their local literary community, including about the library’s resources to get started writing and how to get your book published in the library's catalog.

Lunch provided. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. To learn more about 2016 Indie Author Day, visit www.indieauthorday.com.

About Indie Author Day: During Indie Author Day, libraries from all over will be hosting unique events centered around indie writing and publishing, including information on how to get your self-published eBook into the library catalog. At 2 pm, all participating libraries will come together for an hour-long digital Q&A featuring writers, agents and other industry leaders. Writers will learn valuable information while meeting other members of their local literary community.

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month (November)

Date / Time::
Saturday Oct 8, 2016

11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
Contact:
Reference Department    860-652-7720   
Location:
Friends Room


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