Paul Yeager & his wife Sherry Coven present a practical yet humorous session on words, phrases, and expressions that writers should avoid as well as grammatical errors that make editors cringe. Together, Paul & Sherry write a popular language & grammar blog languageandgrammar.com Visit their blog, then visit with them in person at this month's get together of the Nittany Valley Writers Network.
Join local authors Suzan Erem and Paul Durrenberger as they talk about their experience co-authoring On the Global Waterfront: The Fight to Free the Charleston 5, their non-fiction account of an 18 month struggle between a black longshoremen's union in the South and a white neoconservative attorney general that started in late 1999 and continues to reverberate through the global economy.more info
Writing groups help writers stay motivated, connected and sharp. Representatives of writing groups in State College will give us a peek into their own groups and tell us what makes their groups work. This is a great time to join an ongoing writing group or form a new one of your own!
We have so many talented writers that we decided to give you more time to listen to each others' works. This is a time of sharing - not critiquing, so come with a five-minute excerpt of your writing to read, and be prepared for an evening filled with good literature.more info
Mary Rohrer-Dann fell in love with words in the 4th grade and has been writing ever since. She's been published in many literary magazines and has a book of poetry in publication by Eiderdown Press. She also teaches at Penn State and will share with us her writing process from inspiration to first draft to revision upon revision upon revision.more info
Town & Gown is now accepting unpublished short stories (2,000 words or less) to be considered for its February 2009 Fiction Issue. You can enter in one of four categories: Drama/Suspense, Romance with a Twist, Comedy, or One Fine Day in Happy Valley. You may enter one story per category. Stories can be emailed to email@example.com, mailed to Fiction Contest, c/o Barash Publications, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801 or dropped off at Schlow Library. Stories must be received by October 24, 2008.