New writers and aspiring book authors are invited to attend the upcoming library series event on Aug. 26 at the American Fork Library. The event features six authors in workshops and presentations that include learning to write for children, how to write to theme and effective plotting. Presenters include JoAnn Schneider, Karl Beckstrand, Johnny Worthen, Mary Martinez, Daniel M. Quilter and Robin King.
Beckstrand is an award-winning author and a college media instructor who will discuss how to inspire curiosity, captivate an audience and get a book to a target audience.
Worthen is a public speaker, teacher and blogger who is an acquisitions editor for Omnium Gatherum, a best-selling author and instructor at the University of Utah.
Schneider will talk about the basics and how to get a brilliant idea from concept to a story with conflict and character development.
Workshops and the general session go from 2 p.m. until 3:35 at which point a panel discussion begins followed by a book signing.
Article submitted by Library Board member Sharon Haddock
Sharon Haddock is a seasoned journalist who has written for the Deseret News, the American Fork Citizen and the Daily Herald. She currently freelances for a number of publications and serves on the American Fork City Library Board.