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Writer in Residence offers free virtual workshops at Mesa Public Library

May 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm

Mesa Public Library is excited to continue our Writer in Residence program in partnership with Arizona State Library. Randy Lindsay is our Writer in Residence through July.

Lindsay is the best-selling author of The Milkman's Son: A Memoir of Family History, A DNA Mystery, A Story of Paternal Love. He has also written a middle-grade fantasy series (The Battlementals); apocalyptic fiction (The Gathering trilogy); and The Easy-Peasy Method for Writing Memoirs and Family Stories.

He is a past president of the American Night Writers Association and has co-hosted a podcast (So You Think You Can Write) and an annual all-day writers workshop (Ready, Set, Write) with other authors. He is also a regular visitor to several local writers' groups, where he is happy to help new authors hone their craft.

Among the virtual events he is hosting:

Writer in Residence Consultation Hours
Wednesdays and Fridays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (30 minute sessions)
From May through July, Lindsay will hold one-on-one virtual consultations to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form at https://events.mesalibrary.org/.

Heroic Journeys
Saturday, May 22, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Virtual (registration required)
https://events.mesalibrary.org/events/heroic-journeys
Lindsay will explain the time-honored tradition of storytelling, based on The Writer's Journey by Christopher Volger. Participants will have a chance to practice what they learn on their own stories.

Heroes Know Thyself
Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Virtual (registration required)
https://events.mesalibrary.org/events/heroes-know-thyself
Vivid and believable characters are at the heart of every successful story. The workshop will cover a variety of ways to breathe life into the people that populate your story. Participants will have a chance to apply what they have learned and receive input during the class.

You can also check out his books through our catalog. For more information, visit www.mesalibrary.org/writerinresidence or call (480) 644-3100 for questions.

The Writer in Residence program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Library
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699
kevin.christopher@mesaaz.gov