My name is Josh Wagner, (author name J. R. Wagner sounds author-esque, don’t you think?) anyway, in less than two weeks, I will be speaking at the Downingtown Library.
Why, you ask? Well, I am the author of Exiled, a young adult fantasy novel releasing June 5th. I have been through the writing, editing, publishing, marketing washing machine and am excited to share some of my experiences with the process.
The library is located inside this beautiful historic building right in the heart of Downingtown. They run loads of great programs all year round for readers of all ages. Don’t be fooled by its commonplace appearance, they’re really on the ball when it comes to community offerings.
So, if you’re interested, here is a short list of topics I may discuss (depending on time and interest -I can empathize with the attention span of the typical teen because it is quite similar to my own)
Since the group is teens, I plan on discussing a bit about my book, the how-to’s of publishing, publishing in the digital market (peripherally depending on interest), current popular titles (The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner etc.), maybe a bit about blogging and social media depending on responsiveness, teen literacy and what can be done to help others who struggle with reading and writing, maybe a bit on peer critiquing, websites for Teen writers and readers. I’ll have a power-point presentation to keep it visual and some games and prizes as well.
If anyone has any suggestions or topics they’d like to hear, comment away! I always appreciate input.
Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, March 7th from 6:30 to 7:30
Register:(610) 269-2741 -Due to space limitations you MUST call and register
so they can make sure there is sure there is enough room for everyone.
If you’re local, come on by! (but don’t forget to register!)
Just in case you were wondering, the Downingtown library is part of theChester County Library system, which boasts eighteen locations in the