Writers take note

Published 1:46 am Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friends News Release
Friends of the Brown Library is thinking big thoughts about books these days — not only organizing its annual book sale Jan. 19 through Jan. 22, but also pausing to consider how books come to be and how they come to fill shelves and reading lists. For its fall program, How to Write A Book — Six Authors in Search of A Story, the groups is gathering area writers together to talk books, from inspiration to publication.
Interested in joining the conversation? The group invites everyone who loves a good story to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Washington Civic Center for a conversation between authors and audience about what makes a book worth writing, worth reading and reading again.
Fiction writers William Mann and Jayne Davis Wall, young people’s writer Jerrie Oughton and poet Marty Silverthorne will share diverse and diverting experiences with writing, publishing and life thereafter. Essayist and reader Jerry Leath Mills will share his ideas about what makes a good story, a good manuscript and a good book — or not. Rachel Victoria Mills, a writer and teacher, will moderate. Authors will be available to sign books. I Can’t Believe It’s a Book Store will provide an exhibit of area authors’ books for sale
Friends of the Brown Library members may attend the program at no cost; others may donate $5 a person or become a member at the program for $15 a person. Group members not only attend Friends of the Brown Library programs at not cost, but they also take advantage of the group’s members-only night during the book sale.
For more information about Friends of the Brown Library, visit www.friendsofbrownlibrary.