On Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Roeliff Jansen Community Library will host “The ABCs of Writing Page-Turning Fiction.” The writers’ workshop will be taught by author, teacher and scholar Joanne Dobson.

This workshop is designed for writers of all levels — from more experienced writers who wish to refresh and deepen their skills, to new writers who want to learn the basics. Brief lectures will cover fundamentals of creating compelling fiction: character, plot, voice, setting, narrative momentum and point of view. Lectures will be interspersed with short, intensive writing exercises permitting participants to explore the topic being addressed.

The fee is $25 and can be waived upon request. To register or to request fee waiver contact Bobbie Slonevsky at bslonevsky@slonevskygroup.com. Snow date for the workshop is November 19. For more information, contact Regina Colangelo (914) 954-3494.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the light at the Hillsdale intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call (518) 325-4101 or visit the library’s website at www.roejanlibrary.org. Follow the library on Twitter: @libraryroe.

This program is generously supported by the Hudson Valley Writers’ Guild.

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