I’ll post and update this sheet periodically so folks can hit the link and find me outside the cozy confines of my house, doing some kind of writerly-business.
I’ve really enjoyed my jaunts so far this year (2020), including Now Hear This (on audiobook DIY) in January, and Hook ‘Em From the Start (opening lines) and Find THEIR Voice (voice-choice in writing) in February.
My future appearances include (but are not limited to):
Changes in 2020 Due to the U-No-Wut: I’ll be delivering a series of virtual talks available across the NCC Library system! Actually quite cool. Here’s the info
B(u)y the Cover- Your Tale’s First Thousand Words
Friday, June 19, 1-3 p.m. Writer’s Workshop Program, Bear Library, Newark DE
You can warn people not to judge a book by its cover, but you can’t enforce it! Author Will Hahn presents some rather startling examples of cover design from a range of fiction books to get you thinking about how you can avoid the hilarious mistakes that some-including Will himself- have made. Registration is recommended. Adults and teens.
UPDATE: The talk went well and I posted the recording to my YouTube channel called Rallantan. It’s about an hour and a half, so you can stop and come back to it when you get the time. Here’s the link:
Learn to Love Your Blog
Friday, July 17
, 1-3 p.m. Writer’s Workshop Program, Bear Library, Newark DE
Author Will Hahn will lay out how easy and important it is for aspiring authors to have a presence on the web, keyed around a personal website and blog. Brainstorm topics and themes, evaluate existing examples on the web. Registration is recommended. Adults and teens.
Creating a Series – Any Which Way But Done
Friday, August 14, 1-3 p.m. Writer’s Workshop Program, Bear Library, Newark DE
Author Will Hahn leads writers and prospective authors in a new workshop on writing stories which can turn into books, even evolving into a series. Bring your ongoing work or start a new story. Registration is recommended. Adults and teens.
You can register for these events by showing up in person or by calling 302-838-3300
I will have two more events in the fall and winter at Bear, with dates TBA
All venues are tentative at this point, my schedule is too uncertain. It’s my employment situation; library gigs pay, but these fairs are a cost. But I hope to be at the following (websites included).
The premiere attending event for me as a bookseller. I’ve presented and sold there very well each year I could attend, and besides- what a spectacle! If you haven’t been, don’t miss it.
I’ve attended for several years and always enjoyed the layout and the effort the staff puts into this event. It tends to lean toward the “art” more than the “book” part as far as sales go, but it’s definitely a fun time in a more intimate (indoor!) setting.
I’ve never been able to attend but I hear terrific things about this one. They’ll post information close to the date, but it’s always been in December.
That’s it for now! I mean, I sometimes go grocery shopping…