As part of the Library’s mission to help both experienced and novice writers hone their craft, we are presenting a brand new series of workshops and talks aimed at writers of all levels. The series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is called Write It! and will continue throughout the year.
Starting on January 16 Phyllis Ross will return to the Library to present a three part workshop aimed at the beginning writer. This is strictly for those budding writers who have no prior workshop experience. On February 9 author and editor Adele Annesi will present a program called Life Lines, which will focus on the art of non-fiction writing and then on April 6 she will present a program called The Art of the Essay. This program will be of special interest to high school students trying to put together that perfect college essay. Professor Michael White, from Fairfield University, will discuss From Idea to Book on March 6. More workshops are scheduled for the fall, with a workshop on writing for a teen audience and a program on screenwriting in the works. Also in the fall we are very excited that the New Ridgefield Library will be hosting the second annual Ridgefield Writers Conference.
Contributed by Adult Program Director Lesley Lambton.