Letter: Local writers help aspiring authors get started

To the editor:

The Friends of the Library board would like to thank the four local authors who participated in a panel discussion on March 23 at the Brown County Public Library.

Sallyanne Murphey, Rachel Perry, Deborah Bowden and Keith Bradway discussed their experiences and accomplishments as writers. Their excellent presentation included offering encouragement to those in attendance, suggesting they try their hand at writing and offering many tips including how to get started, identifying and overcoming challenges to a project, and working with editors and publishers. The presentation also included a Q&A session.

“Everyone has a story” was a repeated theme throughout the discussion, and anyone who has every felt the urge to write their story would have found this program entertaining and valuable. Again, we’d like to thank the talented authors for contributing their time, expertise, and passion for writing.

Mark your calendars on June 14 at 7 p.m. for another program at the Brown County Public Library that will help current and future writers. This program will explore the self-publishing process. There will be participants who can help you understand the production process as well as several authors who self-publish to share their experiences. You won’t want to miss this one!

Barbara Newton, board member, Friends of the Library

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