Libraries are more than just book depositories, they are resources for the communities. They are quiet places to learn, work and collaborate, where the world at large can be temporarily postponed. If you have not done so, take advantage of what the Hoboken Public Library has to offer. This Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m., the library is hosting How to Get Your Book in Print: Self-Publishing Workshop, a workshop panelled by local authors Carol Karels and Barry Sheinkopf. If you have read my previous blog post regarding self publishing, you may be aware of some viable self publishing options, but regardless, self-publishing workshops are worthwhile for all aspiring authors to attend, given that it is getting harder and harder to get the attention of publishing houses. You can RSVP at 201-420-2347 or hobokenlibrary.org.
Few people have more to write about than mothers. Creative moms can go to the Hoboken Public Library this Saturday, February 15 at 11 a.m. for the Creative Writing Group for Moms, where they will be given writing prompts, exercises, guidance and, of course, some peace and quiet. Mommies can attend both events and be equipped to put out a new best seller. Contact Aimee or Ona at [email protected] or call 201-420-2347 if you are interested in attending. Whether you want to try writing or have been punching away at your keyboard for years, these events are great opportunities to be informed, improve one’s skillset, and meet new like-minded people.