Tuesday, October 7, 2008

For All You Aspring Writers in the Lansing Area...

The Eastwood location of Schuler Books is sponsoring a series of Author Panels aimed at writers and aspiring writers. If you live in the Lansing area, I hope you'll consider stopping by one or more of them:

News from Schuler Books: Join us for a series of author panels leading up to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Designed to inspire prospective writers, the panels feature published Michigan authors who will talk about their own experiences with writing and the publishing industry.

Wednesday. October 15. 7:30 p.m.
The Children's Author Panel will feature three Lansing-area authors -- Ruth McNally Barshaw, author and illustrator of the popular Ellie McDoodle youth series; Deborah Diesen, author of The Pout Pout Fish, which recently placed on the New York Times picture book best seller list; and Dan Mishkin, author of the illustrated novel series The Forest King and noted comics writer and creator of The Blue Devil and Amythest.

Wednesday. October 22. 7:30 p.m.
The Fiction Author Panel
will feature authors from a variety of fictional genres: Joe Borri (Eight Dogs Named Jack); Colleen Gleason (The Gardella Vampire Chronicles); Jill Gregory, award-winning author of over 30 novels; Jim Hines, (Goblin Hero series); and Karen Tintori (Unto the Daughters, co-author with Gregory of The Book of Names).

Wednesday. October 29. 7:30 p.m.
The Nonfiction Author Panel
features a cross-section of nonfiction composition, from journalism and literary blogs to expository writing on modern life: featuring Bill Castanier, books writer for the Lansing City Pulse and author of the Mitten Lit blog; Tom Foster, author of How to Read Novels Like a Professor; and Marybeth Hicks, author of Bringing Up Geeks and family columnist for the Washington Times.

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