Emerging Writers Workshop: An Evening with University of Michigan Press

Thursday September 10, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up.

Join us for a special session with representatives from the University of Michigan Press to find out what their editors are looking for, and get tips on how best to market and promote your book. Come with questions and our regular instructor, Lara Zielin, will moderate with Alex Kourvo sitting on the panel as well. This is a special opportunity to meet with a publisher and get firsthand information on what they are looking for. Renee Tambeau, Director of Marketing, Sales and Promotion and Scott Ham, Acquiring Editor for Michigan & Great Lakes, will join us on behalf of the University of Michigan Press.

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

Thursday September 17, 2015: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm -- LIVE (102 S 1st Street)

This event is intended for adults.
This event will be recorded

For the last year and a half, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening - in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18–21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Emerging Writers: Writing & Review Meetup

Thursday September 24, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up.

This is a monthly meetup that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects.

Local authors Lara Zielin and Margaret Alex Kourvo will be on hand to offer encouragement, answer questions, and point writers to resources.

These open houses complement the Emerging Writers Workshops. These events feature perspectives from both traditional publishing and indie publishing and considerations of fiction and non-fiction writing.

Emerging Writers Workshop: Send Your Book to the Spa

Thursday October 1, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

This workshop will inject new life into your rundown prose. Books can get tired and overwritten, but a second (or third) look can refresh them and make them feel like new. Join authors Alex Kourvo and Lara Zielin as they help you tighten sentences, eliminate repetition, tone plot, and get your book into perfect shape. This workshop is part of a regular series of events hosted by Lara and Alex to support and assist local writers.

Emerging Writers: Writing & Review Meetup

Thursday October 15, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up.

This is a monthly meetup that welcomes all writers to ask questions, connect with other writers, or simply have a dedicated time and place to work on their projects.

Local authors Lara Zielin and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to offer encouragement, answer questions, and point writers to resources.

These open houses complement the Emerging Writers Workshops. These events feature perspectives from both traditional publishing and indie publishing and considerations of fiction and non-fiction writing.

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party

Sunday October 25, 2015: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up.

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, join in the fun at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick Off Party! Hosted by Ann Arbor municipal liaisons Eric Foldenauer and Hilary Braley, you'll find fellow first-time and experienced writers to get inspired! This event includes light refreshments, so come and enjoy and get your creative juices flowing.

National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November. Participants begin writing on November 1 with the goal of writing a 50,000 word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59 pm, November 30.

Official NaNoWriMo writing sessions will be held at AADL during November, but get a head start and celebrate with this great kick off party!