“I Write Like Who?/Working with Libraries” with Kelly Maher and “A Whedonite’s Guide to Characterization” with J.T. Bock
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: BBC Regional Service Center Large Meeting Room
Address: 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Part 1: Noon – 1:45pm
Break: 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Part 2: 2:30p – 4:00pm
**Due to a schedule conflict, our original speaker, Ines Johnson is unable to attend. WRW apologizes for the short notice.
Part 1 Speaker: Kelly Maher
Title: I Write Like Who?/Working with Libraries
Have you ever been amazed when librarians know exactly which book to recommend to readers? Wondered how you could learn how to do that? And maybe utilize those skills to better market your books? Kelly Maher shares the secrets of reader’s advisory and provides techniques for determining how to better position your books in today’s crowded market. She will also briefly cover the ways libraries work in selecting books for the collection and speakers for programs.
Part 2 Speaker: J.T. Bock
Title: “A Whedonite’s Guide to Characterization”
Joss Whedon is one of the contemporary storytellers from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Firefly” to the Avengers films. His characters – good and evil – are vivid and unforgettable. In this workshop, J.T. Bock examines Joss Whedon’s techniques and demonstrates how authors can use them in their stories.