Mystery Writers Tell All

1 Mar

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The Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime, a mystery writers group,and Libbie Mill Library collaborated to hold a riveting program, “Paths to Getting Published: Mystery Authors Tell Their Tales,” on February 27th. Bestselling-author Mary Burton moderated a panel of five Virginia authors — Meriah Crawford, Adele Gardner, Teresa Inge, Kristin Kisska, and Vivian Lawry. Burton asked them about their writing trajectories and suggestions for aspiring writers. Advice ranged from setting page goals and finding a writing group to whether or not one should get an agent. Many of the attendees stayed for a book signing – Virginia is for Mysteries, Vol. II was just released – and refreshments. Click here to find both volumes of this collection of mystery short stories in our catalog.

Future program of interest to local authors — beginning or experienced — include:

Henrico Community Author’s Showcase
Thursdays at Fairfield, Libbie Mill, Tuckahoe, and Twin Hickory libraries.

Come out to read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Local authors are invited to sign up and share their books.

Our self-serve program allows you to book a 90-minute time slot on a Thursday evening at one of our larger Area Libraries to read, discuss your writing process, sell, sign, and promote your book.

Creative Writing & Thinking
Saturday, March 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This workshop is designed to explore ways to expand your creativity and make time for writing in the busy every day. Plus, how to experiment with different writing styles and how to explore different avenues for getting published. This is a workshop geared toward expanding your writing interests and finding the time to do so. Register with your library card here.

Family History
Check our online calendar for a workshop on writing family history coming this August and September.

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