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Getting Your Book Out into the World: A Conversation on Writing & Publishing



Good writing finds a home — Lauren Grodstein, We Must Not Think of Ourselves

In this candid “Happy Hour” conversation, four authors each of whom has taken a different path toward the publication of a literary novel or memoir will discuss the process of writing these books from that initial spark of inspiration to the decision of how to publish (indie publisher, self publisher, hybrid). Moderated by Maribeth Fischer, Executive Director of the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild, this conversation will touch on all aspects of the process that got these books out into the world: revising, editing, choosing their cover designs! What has been the best part of this process and what lessons were learned?

Speakers include:

  • Danielle Ariano received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Baltmore. As part of her thesis, she wrote, designed and published her first book, Getting Over the Rainbow, a memoir recounting her humorous and sometimes painful experiences coming out as a lesbian. Ariano’s second book, The Requirement of Grief (Atmosphere Press, April 2024), is a meditation on the complexities of the sister bond and the grief that comes when that bond is broken by a sibling’s suicide.
  • Anne Crown is an award-winning artist and published writer who enjoyed a career in writing, editing, publishing, and art. Evergreen, published by Byzantium Sky Press, is her first novel, which won First Place in the novel and book design categories in the Delaware Press Association Professional Communications Contest in 2023.
  • Paul Dyer, a Rehoboth Beach-Dewey resident for thirty years, recently published Flight From B-Dock, the third book in a series of action adventure novels. Paul began writing in 2008 (in an RBWG novel class), and has self-published all three of his books through Create Space, now Kindle Direct Publishing.
  • Margaret Kirby enrolled in novel classes with Maribeth Fischer after her retirement in 2013. Becoming Nora, published by Columbus Lab Press in 2021, is her first novel. In 2022, it was a Distinguished Favorite in the category of Literary Fiction in the Independent Press Awards. She is currently writing a second novel entitled The Music Room.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

We invite you to support the authors by purchasing a copy of their books from Browseabout Books, which will be onsite during the event. Books will be available for sale and for signing.

Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild established in November 2004, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fostering the literary arts in Southern Coastal Delaware.

Related LibGuide: 800-899 - General Literature by Sarena Deglin

Thursday, August 1, 2024
5:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Community and Culture     Literacy and Language  

Registration is required. There are 85 seats available.