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Friday, October 18 • 9:30am - 10:20am
You Want Me to Write What?! Teaching Creative Writing to Patrons like a Boss

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Librarians have all of the tools to be amazing creative writing teachers: a wealth of literary knowledge and opinions, a love for good language, and the want to help others succeed in their goals. What are they missing? The knowledge of how to write prompts, what genres work best with which demographics, and a healthy dose of encouragement and confidence! This fun, hands-on presentation will give every attendee the lessons and ideas for teaching creative writing classes at their own libraries with an emphasis on teaching memoir writing, narrative poetry, and genre fiction.

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Joel Ferdon

Director of Library Services, Stanly Community College
Joel Ferdon is the Director of Library Services at Stanly Community College. Along with having his Master’s in Library Science, Joel also has an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing, both from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he taught... Read More →

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Friday October 18, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
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