“Don’t Be A Fool: You Can Write, You Can Publish!” will be held at Oceana Family Literacy Center, on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 9 am to 4 pm.
“Our aim is to demystify two goals that creative people have but are afraid to even start,” says Ron Lovell, one of the presenters. “Both writing a book and getting it into print are great to have done. It is the doing that is hard.”
Lovell, a retired OSU journalism professor, journalist, and mystery writer, will talk about book writing on the first day. On day 2, Suzanne Parrott, a graphic designer, computer specialist, and owner of the independent book publisher, First Stage Publishing, will talk about self-publishing. “We intend to get ‘into the weeds’, so to speak, about the two subjects,” continues Lovell.
Book writing – A page-by-page analysis of one of Lovell’s mystery novels detailing how and why he wrote it the way he did; general discussion of fiction writing.
Self-Publishing – From editing to design to promotion. Parrott will help you to organize the process of going from raw manuscript to completed printed and digital book, in easy to digest and follow steps.
Morning will be devoted to the two presenters. Afternoons will consist of individual sessions with attendees. “We want people to bring their works-in-progress or their ideas to class,” Lovell says. “We can also talk about them as a group.”
Oceana Family Literacy Center is located at 561 S.W. 29th Street in Lincoln City. Proceeds from the sessions will benefit Oceana Family Literacy Adult Education and Early Learning programming. Oceana is a community-based nonprofit organization connecting community volunteer talents and abilities to learning needs of adults, youth, and children.
The cost for attending both days is $140.00. A one-day workshop is $75.00. Lunch, materials, and consultation included both days. Slots are filling fast, so call or text Vickie Meneses at 541-921-1865 to make your reservation.