The Write Stuff – A Conference for Writers

This conference is an opportunity for writers to delve more deeply into the art of writing, with a focus on fiction. It will include a hands-on writing workshop with Coleen Paratore; her books and writer’s journal will be available.

Elizabeth Bear will join in by video conference for a Q & A session about fantasy writing, followed by a panel discussion with local writers on a variety of genres.

A light lunch will be available following the conference.

This event is free, and registration is required by clicking on this link:
or contacting or the Schoharie Library at 518-295-7127.

10-10:15: Welcome and introduction
10:15-11:15: Keynote Speaker: Coleen Paratore, author of the “Willa” series, FIREFLIES writer’s journal, and many other books for all ages
11:15-11:35: Book signing
11:45-12:15: Fantasy writing Q & A with Elizabeth Bear, author of “Karen Memory” and other fantasy novel.
12:20-1pm: Panel of writers including Geri Manchester, John Mullins, Chris Keefer, Rebecca Schmid, and Alyson Montione
1pm: Lunch and informal discussions

Author websites:

This program is part of a series made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. Venues are accessible for people with disabilities. Complete schedule available at






Storytime Educator Wanted

Schoharie Free Library has an opening for a Storytime Educator
Responsibilities include planning and presenting engaging and educational family story hours with an emphasis on strengthening early literacy for children ages infant through school age. Programs are scheduled Friday mornings at 10 am and are about an hour and a half long. Candidates should have experience with children and the ability to model positive behaviors. Enthusiasm for children’s books and games required! We offer $30 per program, one program per week through the school year, start date is September 6th, 2019. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by July 12th to: Cathy Caiazzo at Schoharie Free Library 103 Knower Ave Schoharie, NY 12157 or by email to: The Storytime presenter will be hired on a contractual basis, not as an employee of the Library and will receive a 1099 form.


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