Thursday, November 5, 2015

Local Author Fair

The library is hosting a local author fair this Saturday from 11 AM - 2 PM. There are a couple of drop-in sessions that may be of interest to family historians.

If you're interested in putting together an oral history project:

Storytelling from the Oral to the Written
Members of the Alliance Fran├žaise du North Shore
12:45 PM-1:30 PM • Youth Program Room

Everyone has a story to tell, but for those personal stories to be remembered and preserved, they have to be purposefully recalled, communicated, and recorded. The presenters, whose contributions to a video and print project as interviewer, narrator, transcriber, translator, and editor, will reflect on the interactive and collaborative process of engaging with multiple narrators and their personal stories. Their work to capture the first-hand experiences of children and young adults during World War II can easily be adapted to other themes and objectives, perhaps, to preserve family stories. Presenters: Margot Steinhart, William Sand, and Denise Rano.

If you need to figure out how to get that family history published:

Sharing Your Story: Tips on Getting Your Writing Published
Dina Silver
1:30-2 PM • Multipurpose Room

Learn about the world of self-publishing and how to transition from self-publishing to traditional publishing from an author who has been successful with both.

You can also meet and talk with local authors (including local historian Bev Dawson) in the Community Room.

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