NaNoRiMo Introduction

This event is hosted by Greater Lehigh Valley Writer's Group. National Novel Writing Month is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write "pep-talks" to keep them motivated throughout the process. Learn the …

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GLVWG Self-Publishing Panel

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Learn everything you want to know about self-publishing from GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY WRITER'S GROUP members. (Carol L. Wright host) with Christine Talley, Judy England-McCarthy, Christopher D. Ochs, Bernadette Sukley, and Laurel Wenson.

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Ask Me Anything, with authors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

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A panel of local authors tell all, answering such questions as: What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? What is the first book that made you cry? What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry? Does writing energize or exhaust you? What are common traps for aspiring writers?...And many more! They'll make you …

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Tall Poppy Writers: Raising Up Strong Women’s Voices in Fiction

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Kathryn Craft  Kathryn Craft is the award-winning author of two novels from Sourcebooks, The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy, and the author of chapters in Author in Progress and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing from Writers Digest Books. Her fourteen years as a freelance developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic for The Morning Call newspaper. Long a leader in …

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Words in Action: a panel discussion with playwrights and screenwriters

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Playwrights and screenwriters discuss their forms and how the pandemic is affecting their ability to share ideas with the public. With Dennis Bush, Lori Fischer, Sylva Kelegian, and Maureen Davis. Dennis Bush-Playwright/screenwriter Dennis Bush's plays have been performed in New York, and throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, …

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Lehigh Valley Reads presents “Talk/Read/Sing”

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton

Four 15-minute Talk Read Sing sessions with families. On the hour, between Noon and 3:30. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Talk Read Sing is a public awareness and action campaign that aims to improve literacy for children birth to age five and empower families to become their child’s first and best teacher. The …

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Flash Fiction Competition

All stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. They also have conflict and resolution. Flash fiction contains all this and more—in 100 words. It is a challenging writing experience and requires a special skill to pack so much action into so few words. Check out some great examples written by Greater Lehigh Valley …

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Three Authors: Theodora Ziolkowski, Conor Bracken and Alex McElroy

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Theodora Ziolkowski (On The Rocks), Conor Bracken (The Enemy of My Enemy is Me) and Alex McElroy (The Atmospherians) read excerpts from their respective books, followed by a discussion and Q&A. This is a rebroadcast from July 2021 - view it on the festival website front page!

Tech Talk: Your Story is Perfect! Don’t Change a Thing. Well, Except For…

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You finished your story. You’re proud of it and should be, but now, it’s time for other eyes to judge your work. Before you fire it off to your agent, publisher, editor, open call, or even your critique group, you should take the time to review and polish your story. Always submit your best work! …

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You Call THAT a Poem?

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Just because the author tells you it’s a poem, does that really make it a poem? Could you tell the difference if it wasn’t? Is an all-encompassing definition of the term “Poem” even possible? Panelists Lynn Alexander (founder of Lehigh Valley Poetry,) Karen Lillis (owner/ operator of Karen’s Book Row,) Frank May (owner/ curator of …

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Children’s Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon Shows Kids How She Makes Books

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Elizabeth Zunon will take youngsters on a journey exploring the illustrations of her books "Off to See the Sea" and "Bedtime for Sweet Creatures" by Nikki Grimes, through her reference photos, drawings, and colorful paintings and collages. Watch on our book festival front page.

Tech Talk: Doing Critique

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Author and freelance writer, Rachel Thompson, explains the importance of critique groups and critique partners and shares the basics of how to accept and give critique. Part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group series of Tech Talks. Watch online, on the festival website front page.

Tech Talk: Beta Readers

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Novelist and Freelance writer, Rachel Thompson explains the relationship between authors and beta readers in her presentation. She gives tips and guidelines for readers and writers alike. Part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group's series of Tech Talks. Watch on our website front page.

Anthologies and Contests: Opportunities for Short Fiction – presented by Suzanne Mattaboni

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Anthologies and Contests: Opportunities for Short Fiction This session will outline opportunities to get your short stories, poetry, or essays recognized in venues including anthologies, contests, award competitions, and select recurring magazine features, including providing a list of ongoing prizes and outlets. We’ll outline some of the benefits of spotlighting your work in these media, …

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