2014 Event Schedule

Don’t miss out on this year’s great lineup!

For three years now Orem Writes has been encouraging the Orem Community to write with a monthly series of author workshops, interview and panels.  This year will feature the same programming you’ve come to expect, but with a few added surprises.

April 8,

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes Kickoff: Lucha Libro

Do you have what it takes to faceoff against some of Orem’s best writers?  Come prepared in your mightiest writer alter-ego to go head-to-head in a Lucha Libre style literary duel.  Email nrobison@orem.org or call 801-229-7389 for questions and registration.

April 9, Wednesday

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes:  Local Author Book Sale

Looking to meet some great local writers and sample their wares?  Join Greg Park, Jo Ann Schneider, Adrienne Torkildson, Teri Harman, Johnny Worthen, James Wymore, Holli Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Jason King, and Elisabeth A. Rolaf-Hornabrook for a special Orem Writes book sale.

April 15, Tuesday

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes:  Playwriting Panel

The Library is pleased to present some of Utah’s finest playwrights, acclaimed BYU professor Eric Samuelsen, Melissa Leilani Larson, and Wendy Gourley for an informative question and answer session on crafting powerful theater.

April 16, Wednesday

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes: Writing Workshop with Carol Lynch Williams

Author Carol Lynch Williams will offer a special workshop that will help you address the foundations of fiction writing.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to nrobison@orem.org or call 801-229-7389.

April 22, Tuesday

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes: Nonfiction Panel

UVU professor of philosophy and humanities, Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth , dean of the  college of science and health at UVU, will visit the library to discuss their book, based on a bike trek on the Great Western Trail.

April 23, Wednesday

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes:  Young Adult Fiction Panel

Acclaimed writers Matthew J. Kirby, author of Icefall and The Clockwork Three, and E. J. Patten, author of The Hunter Chronicles will discuss the finer points of crafting a bestselling YA novel.

April 29, Tuesday

7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Orem Writes:  Fiction Panel

Join Sara Eden, author of many popular historical romances, and Greg Park, high school teacher at Timpanogos High and writer extraordinaire, for a discussion of the elements that go into creating fine fiction.

April 30, Wednesday

Orem Writes:  Poetry Panel

Fine tune your poetry with a discussion of the craft and art of the best words in the best order, with poet and UVU professor, Laura Hamblin, along with local poets Rob Blair and Heather Holland Duncan.

Whether you are a seasoned writer or a novice, you won’t regret participating in this year’s Orem Writes.  Learn tips and advice from established writers, participate in our workshops and games, and most of all, keep writing!


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