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York County writing workshop series kicks off Saturday

The Yorktown Library (Courtesy Kevin Smith)
The Yorktown Library will be the site of the first in a series of free writing workshops in June. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Smith)

The York County Public Library is hosting a free series of writers’ workshops and events this month.

The series, “Write Stuff: Celebrating Writers @ YCPL,” will include two workshops with local writers and the second-annual Author Garden local author showcase.

Joslyn Robinson will lead the first workshop, “The Hero’s Journey – An Exploration of Form vs. Formula,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Yorktown Library. Robinson is an instructor with the Christopher Wren Association of Lifelong Learning at the College of William and Mary, where she teaches courses on writing. Her workshop will focus on the use of the hero’s journey in writing.

The second workshop, “Crafting Children’s Books & Beyond: Tips for Every Author,” is set for June 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Tabb Library. It will feature Jen Milius sharing her journey to publishing her first books, including tips on how writers can work with a publisher and market themselves. Milius is the author of the “Einstein and Moo” children’s book series and radio host at WRSP radio’s “Encouraging the You in Success.”

The Author Garden showcase will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 18 at the Tabb Library and will feature a variety of authors representing diverse genres. Authors will be selling their books at the event and will be available to discuss and sign their titles.

This free series is supported by a grant from the York County Arts Commission.

Registration is required to attend the workshops and can be completed here.

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