2014 Speaker Series

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Your World in Lines: Keeping a Journal that Inspires

with Sheila Bender and Carolyn Terry

There are many ways to keep a journal through the written word and a drawn line.

The evening, designed to expand your artful practice, includes prompts and techniques for recording the world through your senses.

Bainbridge Library, Community Room -- 7 PM -- 8:30 PM Free

Sheila Bender is an established author of memoir, poetry, and instructional writing. She has served as a distinguished guest lecturer at Seattle University and taught many writing intensive workshops. Visit her website at writingitreal.com

Carolyn Terry has been keeping art journals for over ten years. These private journals provide the inspiration for the multifaceted work she shows in galleries.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Writing Your Way: Take a Voyage of Literary Self-Discovery

with Suzanne Fisher Staples

Everyone who offers advice on writing describes her own personal way of working. Suzanne Fisher Staples will share some techniques that may help you lean in on your own voyage of literary self-discovery.

Bainbridge Library, Community Room -- 7 PM -- 8:30 PM Free  

Suzanne Fisher Staples won a Newbery Honor for Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind, a novel about nomadic camel herders in Pakistan, and has since published many critically acclaimed books. She worked as a news reporter and editor for UPI and The Washington Post, and currently plans "The Gathering," a symposium on the power of the imagination.Visit her website at suzannefisherstaples.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Independent Publishing: Three Authors Share Their Experiences

with Caroline Flohr, Wendy Hinman, and Benay Nordby

Find out what three successful authors of memoirs learned about using digital publishing and marketing their books. Bring your questions and get answers!

Bainbridge Library, Community Room -- 7 PM -- 8:30 PM Free

Caroline Flohr is the author of Heaven's Child and is at work on her next book, a lighthearted memoir.Visit her website at carolineflohr.com

Wendy Hinman is the author of Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey. She is an inspiring speaker on following our dreams wherever they lead. Visit her website at wendyhinman.com

Benay Nordby is an active community volunteer and the author of The Full Ripened Grain, a Memoir of Healing and Hope, her first book.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Working with an Editor: Taking your Book to the Next Level

With EditorJennifer Hager and Author Dave Richards

Your novel is ready to go—or is it? Author Dave Richards and Book Editor Jennifer Hager give a candid account of the collaboration on the novel If I Could Give You a Day.

Bainbridge Library, Community Room -- 7 PM -- 8:30 PM Free

Dave Richards has sold numerous options to his scripts and writing assignments. But when the idea for his book came to him, he had to drop everything and write his first novel.

Jennifer Hager is a freelance developmental editor and member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. She works on book-length projects with a focus on "big picture" aspects of story. Contact Jennifer through the Member Directory at www.edsguild.org