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May 02
​Local Authors Offer Inspiration, Insight

Events held throughout May at Wake County Public Libraries

Writers and readers can take advantage of several opportunities for inspiration in May. A series of talks and workshops at Wake County Public Libraries will feature successful authors and tackle topics like character development and graphic novel creation.

 

Piedmont Laureate Provides Insight
Nancy Peacock, 2018 Piedmont Laureate and local author, will explore the writing process, technique and her own work at a series of talks and workshops.

Write It! Fictional Characters
Monday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Northeast Regional Library
Peacock will lead a writing workshop designed to help you bring your characters to life. Learn how to build fictional characters using clothing as a writing prompt. Registration is requested

Write it! Fictional Characters
Working with Characters’ Emotions
Monday, May 21, 7–8:30 p.m.
West Regional Library
How do you keep your characters from falling flat on the page? Join Peacock for this workshop, and learn how to create characters whose emotions are truly felt by readers. Registration is requested

Meet the Author: Nancy Peacock
Thursday, May 31, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Cameron Village Regional Library 
Peacock will read from her most recent novel, “The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson.” She’ll then discuss her book, life, characters and writing process. Registration is requested

 

Graphic Novelist Gives Tips
Are you interested in creating a graphic novel of your own? Curious how writers combine a script with illustrations? Meet a local graphic novel writer, and learn about the process of fashioning these unique books that merge words and illustrations. Events will be held at each of the regional libraries, and registration is requested. 

Thursday, May 10, 6–7 p.m.
Cameron Village Regional Library
Register

Tuesday, May 15, 6:30–8 p.m.
North Regional Library
Register

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
East Regional Library 
Register

Sunday, May 20, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library
Register

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Eva Perry Regional Library
Register

Wednesday, May 30, 6–7 p.m.
Northeast Regional Library 
Register

Thursday, May 31, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
West Regional Library
Register

 

For more information about these events, contact Elena Owens at elena.owens@wakegov.com or visit the Library Events page.


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