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Published on June 10, 2024
"One Book, One Garland" Program Featuring Author Reavis Z. Wortham Launches at South Garland LibrarySource: City of Garland, Texas

The South Garland Library is extending an open invitation to community members for a series of free events designed with book lovers and aspiring writers in mind. As part of the "One Book, One Garland" September program, adults can enjoy a lineup of literary gatherings, all set in the spacious program room. Though registration is not a requirement, those planning to attend should note that seating is first-come, first-served due to limited space. The highlight of the series is an evening event centered around Reavis Z. Wortham, critically acclaimed for his narrative prowess in capturing the essence of hard country life. Details of the events were posted in an announcement on the City of Garland.

The series will kick off on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. with "An Evening with the Author, Reavis Z. Wortham," offering attendees a chance to engage with the author in person. This is an unparalleled opportunity for fans and aspiring authors alike to learn from a seasoned writer who deftly weaves tales of suspense and drama into his works. The program will continue with the Garland Library Book Clubs, Special Edition, which features Wortham once again on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. This special edition is tailored to provide readers and book club enthusiasts with profound insights into Wortham’s approach to writing.

In the following session titled "Adverbs, Brrrrrr: Writing Workshop with Hard Country author Reavis Wortham," participants will delve into the craft of writing on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Wortham will share techniques on how to effectively use adverbs in writing, lending his expertise to help shape and refine attendees' creative works. This workshop promises practical advice for those looking to hone their skills in the literary craft.

The month's events will conclude with "CrimeCon: A Garland Library Investigative Experience," a full-day affair from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sep 28. It's fashioned for those who possess a keen interest in the art of crime-solving and the intricate storytelling involved in the genre. Through interactive experiences, participants will have the chance to delve into the world of crime fiction and non-fiction, exploring the realms that Wortham so vividly brings to life in his novels.