Did you ever read a book and wonder how the author wrote it? There are valuable writing lessons to be learned from reading our favorite novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books. In this workshop, Alex Kourvoand Bethany Nealwill share the secrets of reading like a writer by looking into character, decoding plot, and understanding why writers make the choices they do.

This is part of the monthly Emerging Writers Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors. Each month, two weeks after the workshop, there is a meet-up where the instructors will read samples of your work and offer advice and assistance in a casual, supportive atmosphere. Do you have a completed manuscript? Consider submitting it to the library's imprint Fifth Avenue Press.