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Elementary, My Dear Writer: Workshop

2019-05-23 18:00:00 2019-05-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago Elementary, My Dear Writer: Workshop In this beginners workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends, write from prompts, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets. Merrillville

Thursday, May 23
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-23 18:00:00 2019-05-23 20:00:00 America/Chicago Elementary, My Dear Writer: Workshop In this beginners workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends, write from prompts, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room B

In this beginners workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends, write from prompts, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets.

What has unraveled in the world of mystery novel writing since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned Sherlock? In this introductory-level workshop, we will investigate mystery novel sub-genre trends (cozy, thriller, traditional detective, etc.) today, write from prompts relating to main types, and solve the puzzle of how to thicken plot. A list of resources for further sleuthing will be provided. Please bring your favorite writing gadgets. (Deerstalker cap optional.)

Short Bio: Janine Harrison teaches creative writing at Calumet College of St. Joseph, freelances, and works as a teaching artist throughout Chicagoland. She wrote If We Were Birds. Her work has appeared in Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, A&U, Not Like the Rest of Us, The Wabash Watershed’s “Six Indiana Poets” feature, and other publications. She reads and reviews poetry for the Florida Review. Janine served as the 2017 Highland (IN) Poet Laureate and an Indiana Writers’ Consortium president. As a child, she was a member of the Trixie Belden Fan Club and devoured every Belden, Drew, Hitchcock, and Three-Minute Mystery book she could get her little hands on!

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Aug 16 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Aug 17 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Aug 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 Closed

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study or small groups, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. 

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Thu, Aug 18, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Genealogy Room

Thu, Aug 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Staff Meeting Room

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B
This event is full

Thu, Sep 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Sep 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Sep 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Sep 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Sep 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Sep 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Sep 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Sep 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Sep 13, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Sep 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Sep 13, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Sep 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Sep 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Sep 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Sep 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C