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LOVE AT THE LIBRARY: Two Classes on How to Self-Publish

I’m excited to be teaching two LIVE in-person workshops this spring teaching people what they need to know about self-publishing and helping them get started. You want to come?

Love at the Library event banner

LOVE AT THE LIBRARY – Saturday, May 28, Noon – 6pm, Free
The first one is tomorrow, Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the downtown San Diego library. The San Diego chapter of Romance Writers of America is presenting, Love at the Library, a day of workshops, readings, and book signings (with lots of your favorite romance authors) followed by the screening of the feature-length documentary, Love Between the Covers.

The film explores the romance novel industry, what makes it so popular, and why so many intelligent, talented women choose to write romance. It’s really interesting (I saw it at the LA Film Festival last year) and yours truly has a cameo appearance! 😀 

My workshop, The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing, will run from 1:00pm to 1:50pm. I’ll have handouts for everyone, and there will be Q&A at the end. Two other writing workshops are at 12 noon and at 2:00pm. More details, including times and location, can be found here. This event is completely FREE and runs from Noon to 6pm. Cool, right?!

THE WRITE STUFF – Saturday, June 4, 10am – Noon, $10
The second workshop is next Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Valley Center County Library not far from Escondido, California, in northern San Diego county. It’s also not far from Temecula. This one will be very cool for different reasons. 😉

First, it’s a 2-hour workshop instead of 50 minutes. And the class size is capped at 20 people, so I’ll be able to help every student more personally and in greater depth.

Second, the $10 fee per person goes directly to the library! Love that! You get to learn about self-publishing, and the library benefits. Win-win!

I’m part of “The Write Stuff” series and my workshop, Self-Publishing – A How-to Seminar, will cover many topics that are in my online course (Your How-to Guide to Self-Publishing, which will re-open this summer).

Since you need to pre-register for this event (no walk-ins except maybe on the small chance the class isn’t filled), I am attaching the registration PDF here so you can download it and mail it in ASAP. If you have any questions, or want to make sure it’s not too late to register, email me at kitty AT kittybucholtz DOT com.

I hope to see you at these events! Should be lots of fun! 😀

Library Walk in New York City, part 3

If you missed part 1 or part 2 of my online tour of the Library Walk in New York City, please go back and take a look. I’ll have more pictures for you next week, too. Be sure to take a close look at the bottom one here. Can you read it?


If you need a hint, start with the last word before Gertrude’s name at the bottom and try to read right to left, bottom to top.

Library Walk in New York City, part 1

When I was in Manhattan in June/July for the Romance Writers of America National Conference, I had to go see the New York Public Library. 😉 Unfortunately, it was a holiday weekend and closed when I stopped by. But on both sides of 41st Street leading up to the library there are these wonderful plaques in the sidewalk. I took pictures of every one of them so I could share them here with you over the next few days.

Enjoy!

 

Who Knew the Cool Stuff in Libraries?

Now, I love libraries. I mean, love them. And I thought I knew what was in libraries. Books, magazines, newspapers, microfiche, movies, music, and audio books come to mind without giving it much thought.

But when my mom visited me last month, we heard about a tour of the State Library of New South Wales and decided – why not? There must be something interesting in there if they offer tours.

Well, that’s the understatement of the year.

They have several billion dollars’ worth of cool stuff in there. Old letters and journals. Paintings. A skull. A lock of hair from Mary Shelley. Jewelry. Original handwritten manuscripts. A copy of every book published by an Australian writer. And so much more. Wow.

The tour took us up and down, around and behind. We saw tons of things the common patron doesn’t see. And we found out that people from all over the world come there to do research. If there’s something you want to see, you can just make an appointment to see it. How cool!

One room that is open to the public regularly without an appointment is the Shakespeare Room. It is so beautiful. All carved wood and stained glass windows and floor-to-ceiling bookcases filled with new and old copies of Shakespeare’s works and books about Shakespeare.

And a window seat. Ahh, I’m in love. I asked if I could come in and just sit and read there. The tour guide said, “Please do!” Oh, Happy Kitty!

If you haven’t checked to see if you have some kind of cool state library somewhere close by, do it. You might find they have something really awesome there!