The Artful Yarn Beach Reads
Jun
1
to Jun 30

The Artful Yarn Beach Reads

For our friends at The Artful Yarn we are offering 20% off of select beach reads during the month of June! Show us your receipt from The Artful Yarn to get your discount on the titles currently on display at The Artful Yarn and on Fireside's front table.

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Lunch with Thrity Umrigar
Jun
30
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch with Thrity Umrigar

Join Fireside for an intimate lunch with best-selling author Thrity Umrigar. Umrigar will be discussing her newest novel, The Secrets Between Us. The lunch will be held at The Paris Room (7 N. Franklin St, Chagrin Falls). There is a $50 admission fee that includes lunch and a copy of the book. Reserve your seat NOW at Fireside Book Shop. Advance payment is required to hold your spot! (Limited seating available).

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Creative Writing Workshops with Scott Lax
May
8
to Jun 20

Creative Writing Workshops with Scott Lax

To register for either workshop: call 440-283-9990 or email info@scottlax.com

Workshop #1: The Art of the Personal Essay

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm • Six Sessions – May 8, 15, & 22; June 5, 12 & 19

Cost: $180 for six sessions (cash, check or PayPal)

Workshop Size: 8 Participants

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: A personal essay is more than a story about an event in your life, more than a thoughtful social media post, more than a heart-felt journal entry. While it contains elements of these, it is something altogether deeper. A personal essay allows your readers to hear, see and feel life through your words. It may be humorous or serious, but no matter the subject, a personal essay can express your essential truth in a lyrical and compelling way. We’ll read some of the finest essays of the modern era, which I’ll email you in advance of class. We'll also discuss the elements of our craft, such as theme, voice, point-of-view, and more, and we’ll workshop your writing in a supportive and creative environment. Join us at the Fireside Book Shop if you want to better understand and express your relationship to the world through language, or even take steps down the path of writing your memoir. – Scott Lax 

Workshop #2: The Art of the Short Story

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm • Six Sessions – May 9, 16 & 23; June 6, 13 & 20

Cost: $180 for six sessions (cash, check or PayPal)

Workshop Size: 8 Participants

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Author Annie Proulx (Brokeback Mountain) said, “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” If, like Proulx, you love the shape of stories, and the joy of reading and writing, join us for six weeks of immersion in “The Art of the Short Story.” I’ll email you some of the best short stories of our time in preparation for our Fireside Book Shop workshop. We’ll discuss the stories, do writing exercises to develop elements of our craft – such as point-of-view, plot, setting, character and dialogue – and you’ll write and workshop your writing in a creative and supportive environment. We’ll delve into the meaning of the enduring quote by author Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried): “But this too is true: Stories can save us.” – Scott Lax

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