Local Author Workshops – "Setting the Scene" with Speaker Jim Baggett Will Be Held at Avondale Library May 19

Jim Baggett, archivist at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), will hold a free workshop on May 19 at the Avondale Regional Branch Library. "Setting the Scene" is part of BPL's free Local Author Workshops series aimed at helping local authors learn how to write and market their books.

In July editor Liz Reed will help writers with the steps to take to get their book published and promoted.

Schedule of workshops:

May 19, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Avondale Regional Branch Library, “Setting the Scene” with speaker Jim Baggett
Join BPL archivist Jim Baggett to learn about historic photos, maps, and documents available in the BPL Archives and Manuscripts Department that can help writers create rich, authentic, and accurate historical settings so that readers feel like they are living inside the pages of your book.

July 21, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, “Every Writer Needs an Editor: The Editor's Role in Honing a Manuscript” with speaker Liz Reed
Book and magazine editor Liz Reed will discuss the ways a good editor can help an author improve and promote their book. Topics will include content editing; decisions about paper, design, and binding choices; maximizing your time by creating a production schedule; marketing; and much more.