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Friends of the Augusta Library 2019 Annual Meeting

Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Augusta Library

The Friends of the Augusta Library will hold their Annual Meeting at the Downtown Branch on 28 January 2019 from 6 pm – 8 pm.

This year’s event will feature a keynote presentation by Mr. Jim Minick, author of five books, including the novel Fire Is Your Water and The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family, winner of the SIBA Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Award. He’s also written a collection of essays, Finding a Clear Path, two books of poetry, Her Secret Song and Burning Heaven, and he edited All There Is to Keep by Rita Riddle. Mr. Minick is an Assistant Professor of English at Augusta University and Core Faculty at Converse College’s low-residency MFA program. He will have some of his books available for sale in conjunction with The Book Tavern during the meeting, so please try to support this very talented local author.

Hors d’oeuvres & drinks will be served and we will be hosting a Silent Auction of Vintage Collectible Books!

Visit the Facebook Event Page HERE!

Friends of the Augusta Library Quarterly Book Sale

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Augusta Library

The Main Library Lobby will be filled with books for sale, Non-fiction and Fiction! Pick from a selection of Children’s and Young Adult books, plus items for home-schoolers. There will also be movies, audiobooks, and CDs. In addition, our nearby Friends Book Shop will be open during the sale!

Hardcover books are $1, mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. There will be a final hour $5/bag sale from 2-3 PM.

Friends of the Augusta Library Quarterly Book Sale

The Main Library Lobby filled with Books for Sale!
Non-fiction and Fiction!
Many Children’s, Young Adult books also – great source for home-schoolers. Hardcover books at $1, mass-market paperbacks at 50 cents each.  Also movies, audiobooks, magazines…
There will be a final hour $5/bag sale from 2-3p.

Our nearby Friends’ Book Shop will be open during sale, many new arrivals over the  Summer are on the shelves!
Hardcover books start at $2! Great deals also await you there…
Rare & Vintage Books, Local Authors, Local History, Art Books, Coffee-table Books, Thrillers, Mysteries, Inspirational and Self-help.
Everything priced to sell, ample parking nearby, handicap accessible, bags, boxes available for easy transport, helpful ‘Friends’ shop-to-car service!

Flash, Bang and Done! One Story in One Thousand Words (or less)

Over 4,000 outlets are publishing flash fiction, many post one every day. That means a lot of sites, magazines, and podcasts are hungry for your fiction.
What is flash fiction? It’s compressed stories told in a variety of styles, usually less than 2,000 words. Some stories are lists, email exchanges, and classifieds, but many use the traditional narrative form.
Every writer can benefit from learning about the genre, even if they never choose to write it. You’ll learn how to write tightly, quickly defining your characters, identifying your conflict and plot and selecting only the most salient details.
Each week we’ll work on one aspect of these elements. We’ll also discuss stories we’ve read and learn exercises to improve our writing. I’ll connect the dots between this genre and the novel and the memoir.  The four-week course will culminate in a draft of your flash fiction piece.
You’ll need writing instruments. Developed story ideas are welcome but not required. $5 photocopying fee.