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Writer in Residence program offers free workshops at Mesa Public Library

Deena Remiel

Aspiring writers can utilize another resource to improve their writing skills. Deena Remiel, a local English and language arts teacher who writes paranormal romance, fantasy and suspense, will be Writer in Residence at Mesa Public Library through April.

“The Writer in Residence program is a fantastic opportunity to increase the visibility of local authors and spark interest in their work,” Mesa Library Director Heather Wolf said. “Anything that increases community involvement in reading and writing is a win for the library and our community.”

Remiel will be offering free writing workshops at the various Mesa libraries. Among the workshops she is hosting:

Ready. Set. Write.

Feb. 10, 2–3:30 p.m., Dobson Ranch Branch, 2425 S. Dobson Road

This workshop is everything a writer needs to get their story off the ground. It is called PRE-WRITING, and plays a crucial role in the creation of any story. Writer in Residence Deena Remiel will teach you how to craft setting, character and plot.

February Write-in with Deena Remiel

Feb. 17, 2–3:30 p.m. Dobson Ranch Branch, 2425 S. Dobson Road

Attendees will use what they learned in Ready. Set. Write. and get down to the business of writing their stories. Sprinting will be showcased and taught as a management tool for writing. Fine-tune your writing skills.

Remiel will also be hosting one-on-one meetings with aspiring writers. Check online at www.mesalibrary.org/writerinresidence to schedule a meeting or call 480-644-3100 for questions.

Remiel founded her school’s first literary anthology which is filled solely with stories, poems, and essays written by her students. She is also a member of The National Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Desert Rose Chapter of RWA. She has a passion for teaching, whether it’s young people or adults, and considers herself a student for life.

The Writer in Residence program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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