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For immediate release Monday, May 14, 2018
CONTACT:     Roy L. Williams            
        Director of Public Relations        
        Birmingham Public Library             
        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
        E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us        

Avondale Library hosting free Local Authors Workshop, “Setting the Scene” on May 19

What: Local Authors Workshop, “Setting the Scene” 
When: Saturday, May 19, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South 
Details: Jim Baggett, archivist at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), will share information on resources available in the BPL Archives and Manuscripts Department to assist local authors. "Setting the Scene" is part of BPL's free Local Author Workshops series aimed at helping local authors learn how to write and market their books.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Join Jim Baggett, archivist at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), at  Avondale Regional Library from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 19 for a free workshop on resources available to assist local authors in writing their books. 

 "Setting the Scene" is the second of BPL's three Local Author Workshops series aimed at helping writers learn how to write and market their books.  The series began March 17 at Five Points West Regional Library with “The smART of Writing, Publishing and Marketing” featuring Birmingham best-selling author Vanessa Davis-Griggs. It concludes in July when Birmingham editor Liz Reed will help writers with the steps to take to get their book published and promoted. 

Read more about the workshops at this link: 
http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2018/05/local-author-workshops-setting-scene.html

Here is the schedule of workshops:

May 19, 2018, 10-11 a.m., Avondale Regional Branch Library, “Setting the Scene” with speaker Jim Baggett
Baggett will share information about historic photos, maps, and documents available in the BPL Archives and Manuscripts Department that can help writers create rich, authentic, and accurate historical settings so that readers feel like they are living inside the pages of your book.

July 21, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, “Every Writer Needs an Editor: The Editor's Role in Honing a Manuscript” with speaker Liz Reed
Book and magazine editor Liz Reed will discuss the ways a good editor can help an author improve and  promote their book. Topics will include content editing; decisions about paper, design, and binding choices; maximizing your time by creating a production schedule; marketing; and much more. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in 
the Southeast.
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