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Thursday, May 17 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
They Gave Me a Reading! Now What?!

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One of the trickiest bits of transforming from your writer-self to your author-self is doing a reading of your own work. Is it a solo reading, or are you sharing a one-hour spot with two (or three or four) others? Have you been given a luxurious half hour, a spare 15 minutes — or maybe just a flash five? Should you read all of a short piece or an excerpt from your current novel/novella/trilogy? How about a WIP? Do you clue the audience in on what’s come before and after, or let the work speak for itself? With a longer piece,  how do you know where to end, to leave the listeners craving more? Decision, decisions, decisions....

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Ellen Klages

Writer, self
I write historical fiction for middle grade readers and SF/F for adults. I have won multiple awards in both fields. I love research. I have played poker every Tuesday night for 35 years. I collect lead civilians and other odd, old toys. I sometimes give ultraviolet tours of my dining... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
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