Press Release: Writers Workshops at AAMLO, January 21

06 Jan



OAKLAND, CA – President and co-owner of Chatmon’s Books, Charles L. Chatmon will teach writers workshops inside the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) beginning on Saturday, January 21, 2012 and every third Saturday of the month until June. These instructional seminars, which begin at 2:00pm, are ideal for the aspiring or emerging author to learn about the changing landscape of the publishing business and the impact it will have on budding writers.

The workshop will be taught in three segments; first, finding the motivation to write the first draft of a manuscript, identifying the usage of plot, theme, and setting for fiction writers, learning to collect data or research for non-fiction. Attendees will learn how to obtain a copyright and ISBN numbers for their new titles. The second segment deals with finding a suitable publishing option for new authors. Differences between mainstream, self, subsidy, print on demand and other methods of print or electronic publishing will be discussed. The third segment is finding strategic methods for the new authors to promote and market their books.

There is no cost to attend the workshops as they are free. Instructional materials for purchase will be available at the workshop.

For more information, please call Charles Chatmon at (707) 235-6520, email: or AAMLO at (510) 637-0200. Email: AAMLO is located on 659 14 Street, Oakland, CA 94612 and is accessible by AC Transit or BART.

About the African American Museum & Library at Oakland
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland ( AAMLO) is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations. Website:

About Chatmon’s Books
Founded in July 2008, Chatmon’s Books serves a diverse population in the San Francisco Bay Area’s North Bay region. Based in the city of Vallejo, California, Chatmon’s Books has been the only independent bookstore carrying new and used titles for the reading public. Website:

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