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RASS On-the-Rise Authors & Promoting Patron Prose

February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us to hear from a panel of librarians discussing two creative writing-related topics: the benefits of writing workshops in a public library; and how to develop an Emerging Author Collection for your community.  


From Northbrook Public Library, Mike Hominick and Kate Hall will teach you how writing workshops can help you reach a wider audience for your library and offer first-hand knowledge of what makes a successful (and sometimes not-so-successful) program.


From Glen Ellyn Public Library, Amy Franco, Susan DeRonne, and Jamie Simmons will discuss Emerging Author Collections. Self-publishing is easy and here to stay, and libraries cannot ignore this fast growing segment of the book world. Learn why and how a medium sized library developed an Emerging Author Collection for its community. Listen as a panel of public librarians discusses the policies and procedures that went into the creation of this important service, what decisions need to be made and what the next steps are. Discover how an Emerging Author Collection benefits the library, the new authors, and the writing community.


9:30-10am  Networking and Breakfast
10-11:30am  Panel Discussion
11:30-12:30pm  Questions from Attendees


February 15, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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New Lenox Public Library
120 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, IL 60451 United States
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(815) 485-2605