Workshops abound at BMT Library

First Posted: 3/18/2014

The Back Mountain Library is frequently the venue for enlightening workshops and is pleased to provide another free opportunity to increase creativity!

A six-week workshop, “Truth in Fiction”, will be held at the library at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19 and May 3, 10, and 17. Register for this series and learn what defines good fiction. Real fiction might sound like an oxymoron, but the best novels resonate because they trigger within us something true and profound. In this workshop, we will utilize music, symbols, stories and writing exercises to learn how telling the truth in fiction can make our writing meaningful.

The instructor, Alyssa Waugh, has four years experience as a writing tutor during her undergraduate study at King’s College, where she graduated with a degree in English with minors in Mass Communications and Professional Writing. Ms. Waugh received a Masters of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and is set to receive a Masters of Fine Arts degree this year.

In addition, the library is also offering the following upcoming programs:

• Trash or Treasure Program – Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Presenter Martha Kellow will share with the audience items that are, and are not, collectible. She will also offer tips and pointers for identifying items of value and collectability. (No actual appraisals will be given.)

• Found Poetry Workshop – Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Even if you have never written a line of poetry or if you have been penning for some time, join us on our poetry search led by Dawn Leas, M.A. /M.F.A.

All of the above programs will be held at the library at 96 Huntsville Road in Dallas. All programs are free. Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling the library at 570-675-1182.

The monthly Thursday morning Book Discussion group will meet at the library at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 27. The selected title for this month is “The Son” by Philipp Meyer. New members are always welcome and may call the library for more information.

Reminder: The library is honoring a favorite “staff” member, Fred the Bear, who will be retiring. Join us at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 for Fred’s Retirement Story Hour and Party. All ages are welcome to this free event which be held in the Children’s Room of the Library. Please pre-register by calling the library at 570-675-1182.

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