The ABCs of Writing Page-Turning Fiction

WritingA writers’ workshop taught by author, teacher and scholar Joanne Dobson at The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Copake, New York, on Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 $20 for those who register by October 29 and then increases to $25. The fee can be waived upon request. To register or to request fee waiver contact Bobbie Slonevsky at Snow date for the workshop is November 19. Contact Regina Colangelo at (914) 954-3494 for more information. 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) 325-4101or visit the library’s website at