Emerging Writers Workshop: Making the Most of Your Writing Time

Thursday November 6, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult.

Whether you write full time, part time, or have no time, finding the place and time to finish your work is a struggle. Modern life pulls us in many directions, often away from the writing desk. Join authors Lara Zielin and Margaret Yang as they share tips, tricks, and strategies to make a place for writing in your life and make the most of the time you have. Join us for this Emerging Writers Workshop, featuring perspectives from indie and traditional publishing as well as considerations for both fiction and nonfiction writing.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sunday November 9, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for Grade 9 - Adult

Working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month?

Come join other writers for the first NaNoWriMo write-in session! Choose to work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. Power strips and outlets are provided. All aspiring authors are welcome.

The AADL freespace is on the 3rd floor of the Downtown branch next to the computer training lab.

Song Writing For Film and TV with Musician Angela Predhomme

Saturday November 15, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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

She has a knack for creating catchy melodies that stay with you long after you've heard her songs and writing lyrics that touch your heart. Credits include song placements in NBC's hit show "The Voice," TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," a commercial for ING Bank, Ron Howard's "America in Primetime" series for PBS, and closing credit placement in the film A Wedding Most Strange (April 2012, UK). Angela's “I’m Wearing Black” hit No. 1 on OurStage’s blues chart, while songs “This Might Be Good” and “Life is Gonna Be Great” have been featured on the AllAccess Cool New Music page, AAA genre.

In addition, Predhomme was a finalist in Adweek's advertising music contest in Fall 2013, and won finalist placement in the Song of the Year contest 2012 for "My New Favorite Song," among other songwriting accolades.

You may have heard Predhomme's music on public or college radio, or in retail locations. No matter where you've heard her songs, though, one thing is certain: she loves to write music. Angela gives composing, writing, playing and singing her all.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sunday November 16, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult.

Working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month?

Come join other writers for the second NaNoWriMo write-in session! Choose to work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. Power strips and outlets are provided. All aspiring authors are welcome.

The AADL freespace is on the 3rd floor of the Downtown branch next to the computer training lab.

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

Thursday November 20, 2014: 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 November 20, 2014: 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 Yang 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.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sunday November 23, 2014: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult.

Working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month?

Come join other writers for the third NaNoWriMo write-in session! Choose to work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. Power strips and outlets are provided. All aspiring authors are welcome.

The AADL freespace is on the 3rd floor of the Downtown branch next to the computer training lab.