Results from the January Writers Workshops at AAMLO

23 Jan

For the first time, the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) in association with Chatmon’s Books hosted its first free writers workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Co-owners and presenters Charles and Chandra Chatmon shared their knowledge and experience as published authors to a packed conference room of new and aspiring authors taking notes on what to expect when starting their literary dreams.

Topics included; how to get motivated, identifying the format structure and literary devices used in fiction and non-fiction writing, learning the different publishing options available, how to promote and market a book using a platform and what authors should do to create a brand for themselves. As a result, the attendees learned a lot and mentioned they were return for more in-depth coverage of the topics stated above.

The workshops are free to attend and reference materials related to the subject matter will be available for sale at the conclusion of the lesson. If you would like to know more about the new writers workshops at AAMLO, please take a look at our Writers Workshops at AAMLO page or contact Chatmon’s Books at or 707-235-6520 if you have an organization or school that is interested in attending.

The next meeting is on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 2:00pm.

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


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