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Speaking Engagement at the Dyersville Public Library

National Novel Writing Month Kick-off

  • Special Event
When Nov 01, 2011
from 2:00 PMto 6:00 PM
Where             Hoffman Community Room
Contact Name Diana Schmittd
Contact Phone             563-875-8912

If you have ever thought about writing a novel, now is your chance to give it a  try: This year, the James Kennedy Public Library is participating in  NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month). The goal is to write one 50,000 word  novel in one month’s time. The library will kick off this special month with  author presentations at 2:00 pm. Author Bruce Bothwell will talk about his books  and the writing process. Then at 5:00 pm, Mary Potter Kenyon will talk about  living a writing way of life. Both authors will answer questions about their  experiences with the writing process. The library will schedule time, space, and  laptops for writers to use throughout the day and the rest of November.


Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

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