Robert Metcalf explains the joys and challenges of being a Kerouac House Project of Orlando Writer in Residence.
Joan Leggitt of Twisted Road Publications and your Scribbler, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, will present The Twisted Road to Publication on Friday, September 25th at the Florida Heritage Book Festival at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. Click here for more details.
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Join the Whole Lot of Nonfiction Book Club this month to discuss a timely book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need. One of his first cases involved a young man who was sentenced to die for a murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinkmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times and recently won the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction. Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets bimonthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email email@example.com.
When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015, 10:00 am
Where: Southwest Branch Library
Kristin Durfee, CSI and author, will: 1) teach you correct types and terminology of firearms, 2) tell you what the crime lab does, and doesn’t, do, and, 3) how it all ties together in court and in your book. Durfee says, “Don’t risk throwing your reader out of your story because an incorrect term was used. Learn how to properly write about firearms, the laboratory’s role in solving your character’s death, and how to accurately portray courtroom testimony with an expert witness.” Durfee will share her knowledge and experience with writers looking to make accurate portrayals of forensics in fiction. She’ll discuss what the firearms lab does and doesn’t do, the role of the expert in court cases, as well as some of her most interesting cases.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at Orlando Public Library