Bring your lunch, come out for the round-robin sharing (the first hour) and then participate in 1-2 planned workshops.
- Saturday, January 11 – Woodridge (noon-4 pm)
- Bring your lunch for the round robin introduction and info sharing. We’ll introduce everyone to the Journey and the major paths, brainstorm our program for 2020, and make plans for the year. There will be two workshops
- 1. Lara Krupicka – Making it More Than a Book: Spinning your novel material into multiple communication streams to reach more readers (& possibly earn money from it)
- 2. An intro to Dungeons and Dragons (Daniel)
- Saturday, Feb 8 – GEPL (11:30 am-3:30 pm)
- Sarah Vu – Writing Melee Combat Workshop
Tim Yao and Tauna Sonn-LeMarbe – Chapter Structuring Workshop
- Saturday, March 14 – Woodridge (noon-4 pm)
- Workshop #1: Jenny Johnson – POV
- Workshop #2: Paige Adams – writer’s life strategies
- Saturday, April 11 – GEPL (11:30 am-3:30 pm)
- Workshop #1: Storyboarding and how to use it to organize your novels – Tauna Sonn-LeMarbre
- Workshop #2 TBD
- Saturday, May 9 – Woodridge (noon-4 pm)
- Barbara Lipkin – organizing research
- Saturday, June 13 – GEPL (11:30 am-3:30 pm)
- Leslie Gail – Procrastination
- Saturday, September 12 – Woodridge (noon-4 pm)
- Karen Limbrick – How to conduct and organize research for your writing project
- Tanasha Martin – Starting a project
Shakespeare Reader’s Theatre
The works of William Shakespeare are beautifully written, but many aren’t aware of how much fun they are to read and to act. Everyone old enough to read Shakespeare is welcome to join us—everyone present will have at least some part in the work (and maybe two or three ). No experience or preparation is needed (though it can be helpful to watch some free performances of the plays beforehand). We’re there to have fun, stretch ourselves a little, and enjoy the Bard’s great work. Info will be added with the play we will be performing/reading.
- Saturday, Feb 15 1-3 PM (GEPL)
Writer’s Voice Workshop
Your writer’s voice is the distinctive quality of your writing that characterizes it in the minds of those who read your works. Readers fall in love with their favorite authors’ writing voice and seek out their books. Becoming aware of your own writing voice is a helpful step towards mastering the craft of writing. This free three-hour workshop held at the Woodridge Public Library is designed to help you understand what your writer’s voice is. Registration is required; participation is limited to 18 people. Participants should bring paper and pen and/or their laptop computer as there will be writing exercises.
- Saturday, June 20, 1-4 PM (Woodridge)
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some of the roads accessing the Woodridge Public Library might be blocked due to the Woodridge Jubilee event:
In preparation of the Woodridge Jubilee, and during the event, the following streets were closed in 2019
- Woodridge Drive will be closed from 71st Street to Center Drive
- Center Drive will be closed from Wild Plum to Plaza Drive
People should consider approaching the library from Janes Avenue (from 75th Street) to Central Drive to Plaza Drive.