I just saw the press release for my Monday speaking engagement with the awesome editor/writer Sharon Verbeten. I'm humbled! It's pretty awesome in that it refers to the two of us as a "Dynamic Duo."
Although writing and publishing have their fair share of challenges, this author-thing is proving to have some really fun perks.
Here's the press release. Hope to see all you aspiring local writers on Monday, February 17th!
NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Communications and Library Program Manager
Write, Refine, Revise, Repeat.
Dynamic Duo Discuss Dos & Don’ts of Getting Published
The Brown County Library hosts two local writing experts on at the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay beginning at in the lower level Meeting Rooms.
Guest speakers, Sharon Verbeten and Miranda Paul, present on getting published in today’s tough writing market. Attendees will learn how to find a writing niche; revise and refine one’s work; query agents, editors and publishers; write compelling query letters; and navigate the worlds of self and traditional publishing. The dos and don’ts of being a successful writer will also be discussed.
Miranda Paul has written for newspapers, magazines and app/game companies and is an agented author with three soon-to-be-released children’s books from traditional publishing houses. She is an instructor at The Children’s Book Academy, the Northeast Area rep for the Society of Children’s Book writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and founder of RateYourStory.org.
Sharon Verbeten is a career journalist with more than 20 years’ experience as a writer and editor for newspapers and trade magazines. She worked for more than 10 years as editorial director at Krause Publications, overseeing three trade publications and authoring two books. She currently owns her own freelance writing/editing firm, All Write Creative Services, and works as a children’s librarian at the Brown County Library.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking downtown after
Program information is posted on the library’s web site:www.browncountylibrary.org