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Read Like a Writer - and Improve Your Writing: A Four-Part Online Series

Please join us for this online writing workshop via Zoom! This four-part class, taught by Alex Sanchez, will be offered as an interactive video conference. A computer or device with Internet access is required in order to participate in this workshop. A commitment to attend all four sessions is requested. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27.


When we read like writers, we don’t just follow characters through a plot. We observe how each element of the story is constructed. We look at the choices the writer made, and the effects of those decisions. Through in-class readings and writing exercises we’ll learn new ways to read and become better writers.


Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Book Award and the Florida Book Award Gold Medal for Young Adult fiction. Now he’s at work on a graphic novel for DC Comics. He has a master’s in guidance and counseling and worked for many years as a youth and family counselor. Find out more at www.AlexSanchez.com.



All programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. You must have a computer or device with Internet access in order to participate in this class. A Zoom meeting ID and password that will enable you to join the class will be sent out to you after registration.  



Rochester Writes is hosted by the Arts & Literature Division and supported by the Suressa Forbes Fund for Local Writers and the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. Please contact Carol.Moldt@libraryweb.org for additional information.




Dates & Times:
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Central Library
  Department - Arts & Literature     Streamed Event     Subject - Writing  
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