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100 Years of Writers and Writing at John Jermain

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Thursday Night Writes, a new series of evening programs, celebrates one hundred years of writers and writing at John Jermain. Beginning October 15th at 6:30 p.m., twenty East End authors will facilitate discussions on Thursday evenings throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring to celebrate the Library’s 100th Anniversary.  Local writers, aspiring writers and interested readers are invited to participate in these roundtable discussions. Books by the authors will be available for purchase.

A celebration of writing, and this library’s long-time commitment to authors, Thursday Night Writes is also a celebration of the generosity of this community:  All of the participating writers are from Eastern Long Island, most from Sag Harbor. they have generously volunteered their time to make this series possible. Advance registration is recommended.

Thursday Night Writes Schedule

The Ins and Outs of Publishing –
Debora Dennis , Gina Ardito, Candace Gold
Oct. 15
Community Journalism – Bryan Boyhan Oct. 22
Writing Historical Espionage Thrillers,
Research to Prose – Alan Furst
Nov. 4
Where Do You Live? – Carol Williams Nov. 12
The Research Process and Its Surprises –
Priscilla Dunhill
Nov. 19
The Question of Truth – Zach Lazar
Rescheduled to May 13 due to author’s book tour.
Dec. 3
The Great Depression and the Arts –
Morris Dickstein
Dec. 10
American Playwriting: Metaphor and
Symbolismin Modern Theater – Joe Pintauro
Dec. 17
Science Writing – Dava Sobel Jan. 21
Needle in a Haystack: How to Find What You
Want When You Want It – Catherine Creedon
Feb. 4
The Central Character – Susan Scarf Merrell Feb. 25
The Imagined World – Joseph F. Hanna March 4
What Inspires the Poet? –
Susan Baran and Marc Cohen
March 11
“Beginning a Story…” – Jane Ciabattari March 25
What Makes a Great Picture Book? –
Kate McMullan
April 8
The Joys and Pitfalls of Publishing a
Literary Magazine – Lou Ann Walker
April 22
A Cultural Gathering Place –
Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka
April 29
The Long Trail of Research – Mac Griswold May 6
The Question of Truth – Zach Lazar (rescheduled) May 13
Teen Writers* May 16

Special programs

Literary Walk Oct. 25
O’Henry Monologue Jan. 7
Great World Writing Jan 14

*Reading and reception by and for the participants of the Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner Writing Workshop for Teens. (We’ll write more about this workshop in a future post.)

Author: John Jermain Memorial Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library is the public library in Sag Harbor, NY. Founded in 1910, the library building and initial collection was a gift from Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage to the people of Sag Harbor. From June 2011 to July 2013 the library will be located at 34 W. Water St., in Sag Harbor, while our historic building is renovated and expanded.

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