SPOTLIGHT

The Friends of Dennis Public Library Present...

Author's Friday Special: Sy Montgomery Friday, July 29 from 1:00 - 4:00

Sy Montgomery is an author and adventurer, whom the Boston Globe calls, “Part Indiana Jones and part Emily Dickinson.” To research her books, films, and articles, she has been chased by a silverback gorilla, embraced by a Giant Pacific Octopus, and undressed by an orangutan. But she is perhaps best known for her 14-year love affair with Christopher Hogwood, a runt piglet who grew into a 750-pound great Buddha master.
Autographed books, special drawings, door prizes, delicious appetizers, and a cash bar available. Tickets are now on sale at Dennis Public Library for $25, ($30 at door.) Tickets may also be purchased by mail: Friends of the Dennis Public Library, PO Box 25, S. Dennis, MA 02660.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Learn How to Self-Publish with author/illustrator Martha Lang

Friday, June 22 at 11:00 am 

In the last few years Martha Lang has self-published many different genres of books, including children’s picture books, children's chapter books, a poetry book, a cookbook, short novels, and a memoir. Martha decided to self-publish for a number of reasons. The most difficult part was finding a publisher whose prices she could afford and who had of setup that interested her. Her presentation includes advice for potential self-publishers, such as: don't give away rights to your book. Bring all of your questions, and Martha will be pleased to lead a very interactive discussion with the audience.

Martha spends her summers in Dennis Village. In the winter she teaches at the University of Vermont, where she has given courses on creative memoir writing, as well as on writing and illustrating books.