In August, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) hosts its ongoing Brown Bag Lunch series. Each Wednesdays at noon, in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley Research Library, a program is offered for the lunch-time crowd to enjoy. This month is themed A Primer for Aspiring Authors. There is no charge, and the library provides beverages. For more information, call 226-3610.
The View from the Editor's Desk
Five time Hugo-nominated editor Lou Anders will talk about what goes on behind the scenes from manuscript to print, and share some of Pyr books forthcoming titles.
Every Writer Needs an Editor
Birmingham book editor and designer Liz Reed will outline steps in the process of getting your book into print. Discussion begins with To Print or To Publish?
How to Become Your Own Book
An hour with Alabama author Jim Reed, whose newly-published writers' workbook is designed to hone the writing skills of beginners and professionals alike. Jim Reed is the author of Dad’s Tweed Coat and other books. He will have copies of How to Become Your Own Book for sale and signing after the program.
Writing for the Children’s Market
Children’s author Jo S. Kittinger will provide an overview of various genres and opportunities within the vast arena of children’s publishing. The author of Rosa’s Bus and other books, she will have copies of her children’s books for sale and signing after the program.
Practical Principles of Self-Publishing--From Edea to Conclusion
Author & Poet C.L. Threatt will teach the do's and don'ts of publishing on your own. The author of Different, But the Same and other books, he will have copies of his children’s books for sale and signing after the program.