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Write Right Lunch and Learn - The Art of Editing

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The Art of Editing: How to Self-Edit, Get Feedback, and Choose an Editor

Do you recognize any of the following scenarios?
 

  • Your manuscript is two-thirds finished, and you're struggling to reach the finish line.
  • You've revised and re-read your piece so many times that you no longer can see its merits or challenges.
  • You have an outline for an article but do not have the time for the necessary research.
  • You've finished your writing but have a nagging suspicion that grammar check did not catch all the comma splices and unnecessary commas, your grammatical Achilles' heel.

What's a writer to do?

This workshop will offer helpful tips on how to self-edit, how to get the feedback you need, and how to find and choose an editor appropriate for your work.

Dr. Sandra Shattuck has over twenty years’ experience teaching writing and literature at the college level. She has worked with the National Writing Project and is a freelance editor.
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Writing for Publication

Annie Laura Smith will offer an "Introduction to Writing for Publication" during the next Write Right Lunch & Learn program on Tuesday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Main Library.

Huntsville author Annie Laura Smith is the author of 450 publications, six novels, and two young reader biographies. Her historical romance novel, Twilight of Honor, and the biographies, Sally Ride and Neil Armstrong, were recently released by The Ardent Writer Press. Read more about Writing for Publication

Write Right Lunch and Learn - Journaling

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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What is a journal and why should you write in one? Learn the who, what, when, where, how, and why of journaling.  We’ll explore the types of journals, writing techniques, and the benefits of journaling.

Speaker - Angela L. Walker

Angela has 23 years of experience in the health care, education, retail, and insurance industries. During that time she has been responsible for staffing/recruitment, training, human resources, and marketing. Angela has a degree in communications from The University of Alabama.

 

Angela volunteers as a trainer with the Christian Women’s Jobs Corps of Madison County teaching resume writing, interviewing skills, and job loss survival skills. She is a member of the North Alabama Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development where she serves as the communications and marketing chair. Additionally, she is a member of the Alabama Writer’s Conclave, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Huntsville Literary Association. Angela is an avid reader, writer, and blogger.

 

She is also a Certified Targeted Selection Interviewer and has a certificate in HR Staffing and Selection from Cornell University. In 2012, she earned her Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC). Angela is also a Certified Design Psychology Coach.

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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

Tuesday, February 12

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

What is YA and who reads it? What are the "tricks" of writing for young adults? How can I improve my own writing? Traditional publishing or self-publishing?

 

Speaker: Beck McDowell, author of This is Not a Drill

Beck McDowell, Huntsville young adult author, is a former middle and high school AP English teacher. Her novel THIS IS NOT A DRILL was published by Penguin on 10/25/12, and she also wrote LAST BUS OUT. She and her students built notrequiredreading.com to help teens find good books and her blog can be found at www.beckmcdowell.com

Ms McDowell was recently in the news with her generous donation in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.

More about Beck McDowell.

 

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

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Social Entrepreneurship

Radhika Kakani, owner of Indigo Market, talks about ways to mix social entrepreneurship into a small business owner's bottom line on Monday, June 3, at noon at the Main Library.

"Social Entrepreneurship: Is there an Opportunity for Private Businesses to Have a Social Mission?" is part of the library's Small Business Lunch & Learn series. The program will be held in the second-floor Events Room from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and water will be provided by the library. Read more about Social Entrepreneurship

Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Wordpress for Small Business"

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Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Wordpress for Small Business"

Monday, April 1, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

Speaker: Justin Givens, Image in a Box

Come learn how to take control of your website needs by using one of the most powerful website platforms, WordPress. No matter how large or small your website needs may be; WordPress can be the solution.

 

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. No registration is required. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Wordpress for Small Business"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Smart Landscaping for Your Small Business"

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Smart Landscaping for Your Small Business"

Monday, March 4, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

How to use the internet to find the right information for your gardening quest. We will touch on soil information, as well as selection and identification for plants, pests and weeds. 

Speaker: Diane Hansen, Communications Chair, Master Gardeners of North Alabama

 

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. No registration is required. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Smart Landscaping for Your Small Business"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Running a Small Craft Business"

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Running a Small Craft Business"

Monday, February 4, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

Have you ever had a hobby that you would like to turn into a business either because you really enjoy it, or you think it will create an income for you? We will discuss the steps to take a small hobby to a larger profitable scale, including budgeting, cost tracking, inventory control and marketing.

 

Speaker: Stephanie Yeager, Top to Bottoms Bowtique

Stephanie is a software trainer, consultant and project manager that found herself with a lot of time on her hands in early 2011.  Not one to sit still, and with a young daughter at home, Stephanie saw an opportunity to employ her crafting skills along with her business knowledge and Top to Bottoms Bowtique was born.  Over the past two years, Stephanie has more than doubled her business through word of mouth and the use of social media.

 

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. No registration is required. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Running a Small Craft Business"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Bartering"

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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Bartering for Goods & Services"

Monday, January 7, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

Leveraging your business with organized barter.  Purchase advertising, legal services, accounting and even office space for wholesale instead of retail.  The ancient art of barter combined with the age of technology, provides huge benefits for today’s business owner.

Speaker: Susan Voiers, Tennessee Valley Barter Exchange

Susan Voiers has been a successful business owner for several years.   While working as an independent contractor for a division of Southern Living, she saw professionals who had resources and others who needed them, but there was the fear of “letting go of cash”.  She knew there had to be a better way and started researching barter exchanges over 10 years ago.  Her own business experience, degrees in accounting, business management and marketing have come together to provide an amazing resource for Valley businesses. 

 

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Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. No registration is required. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Bartering"

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Write Right: "Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction"

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right: "Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen, author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching

Author and independent scholar Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen will share tips and experiences about writing for a variety of non-fiction projects, including freelance work, books for traditional publishers, and self-published books. She will talk about the ways in which each kind of non-fiction writing differs and what writers can expect from each process.

Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen received her PhD in English from Auburn University, where she specialized in eighteenth-century British literature. Now a writer and independent scholar in Huntsville, AL, Jennifer is the "National Classic Movies Examiner" for Examiner.com and the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching. She is also the co-editor of the 2009 McFarland book, Kermit Culture, and of the forthcoming book, The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson.

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