MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
How to Turn a Mess of Pages Into A Book
Join us for a panel at The Twig Book Shop in San Antonio.
First drafts of novels and memoirs can begin with a spark of an idea and a rush of enthusiasm. But after 70-100 pages, that initial clarity often vanishes, along with any sense of the way forward into the book. Perhaps you’re researching for a nonfiction project, but you feel lost at the thought of organizing your notes into a coherent narrative.
Four writer/panelists discuss strategies for shaping early drafts of book-length projects (fiction or non-fiction) and giving them direction.
Kate Winkler Dawson is a documentary producer, news writer and TV news producer for major networks and a contributor to the New York Times. A senior lecturer at UT-Austin’s School of Journalism, she is author of the narrative nonfiction book Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City, to be released October 17th.
Joe Jiménez is the author of The Possibilities of Mud (2014) and Bloodline, a young adult novel (2016). His short film El Abuelo, based on Jiménez’s poem, has been screened internationally. He is a member of the Macondo Workshops.
Chaitali Sen is the author of The Pathless Sky (2015). Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in multiple literary journals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Nancy G. West is the author of Nine Days to Evil (2012), whose supporting character, Aggie Mundeen, captivated her and led her to create the award-winning Aggie Mundeen mystery series. (2014-2017). Book 4, River City Dead (2017), is a tale of mystery, mischief and romance set on San Antonio’s River Walk. She also wrote the biography of artist Jose-Vives Atsara, the Book Shelf column for San Antonio Woman Magazine, and the poem, “Time to Lie,” which was broadcast on NPR. Free event. Twig@theTwig.com
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
CREATING A SERIES CHARACTER:THE BIRTH OF AGGIE MUNDEEN
Author discusses FIT TO BE DEAD, Book 1,
and the AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERY SERIES with the
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
IGO BRANCH, SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Friends of Northside Libraries hosts
EVENING WITH THE AUTHORS
at the newest high school in Northside I.S.D.
Adults who love books may receive details or purchase dinner/event tickets.
Contact Jennifer Langford, Library Services: email@example.com
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
German-style CHRISTMAS MARKET
WEIHNACHTMARKT, the annual FESTIVAL HOLIDAY MARKET
draws shoppers who appreciate unique gifts and quality merchandise.
NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS – NEW BRAUNFELS CIVIC CENTER.
10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Benefiting the Sophienburg Museum & Archives
AUTHOR’S HALL: Free entry VENDOR HALL: Multi-day SHOPPING PASS, $20
I look forward to visiting with you and signing your books!
ALL AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES
will be available.
& HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Planning to have dinner on the River Walk?
Stop by the gift shop at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel
to pick up your copy of RIVER CITY DEAD.
The Katy News May 25, 2017
UK’s Mystery People
BookLoons Mystery Reviews
OTHER CREATIVE ODD THINGS WRITERS DO:
TILING TABLE TOPS
Newsletter for Guppy Chapter of Sister in Crime.