John Carr will discuss his career, including two books released in 2010 and three scheduled for 2011. His earlier books include Ophidian Consiracy and Kalvin Kingmaker as well as other written in collaboration with Roland J. Green and Don Hawthorne. He will also discuss his thirty year journey writing the biography of H. Beam Piper, author of the Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen saga.more info
We begin our new season by yielding the floor to you! This is your chance to share your writing with the group. New writers are welcome. Please limit your reading to 5 minutes. Those who pre-register will be scheduled to read first, but latecomers are welcome, too. To pre-register, please contact Sally Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org info
Come enjoy a presentation by hometown author Lindsay Eland. Her first book, Scones and Sensibility has gotten rave reviews!
She has graciously offered to visit with us, while on her family vacation! Please come meet this rising author!
Snacks and beverages will be offered!
Join Will Hillenbrand, illustrator of What a Treasure, at our April Book Club Party. Each family that has completed the program and reached their reading goal will receive a copy of the book to be autographed! This FREE program is appropriate for all ages. Public Welcome!more info
This summer Schlow Library will be hosting a brand new event during Arts Fest! BookFest PA will celebrate the art of bookwriting. You'll have the chance to meet local authors, hear them discuss their work, and get them to sign it for you if you choose. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 10 and stay tuned to find out which authors we will be featuring.
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Jerry Zolten, musician, associate professor of communications at Penn State Altoona, and music producer for the Fairfield Four (known to most people from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"), will discuss how he has integrated his passion for American roots music into a writing side business that has included books (Great God Amighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music), cd liner notes, magazine and journal articles, radio programs - including Chimpin' the Blues, a syndicated show on public radio with Robert Crumb, and other outlets.more info
This workshop, presented by novelist Natalie J. Damschroder, will break down the elements of a "good hook"; how to keep a reader engaged to make your book a can't-put-it-down page turner. Ms. Damschroder is known for her short stories & different forms of romance novels, however the techniques she brings to the workshop can be used in any genre. This program is open to the general public yet is not for women only!more info
During April, Schlow was awash in Penguin-y projects and programs. C-NET was there, recording all the activity. You can watch all the fun below!
Join Florence and Wendell Minor, author and illustrator of If You Were a Penguin, at our April Book Club Party. Each family that has completed the program and reached their reading goal will receive a copy of the book to be autographed! This FREE program is appropriate for all ages. Public Welcome!more info