OCLS Podcast
Experience the Orange County Library System (Orlando, Florida area) through program highlights, storytelling, and more!

Author, screenwriter, actor, and script consultant Allen Gorney provides tips for keeping your characters' dialogue intriguing and natural. Allen currently teaches in the MFA program at Full Sail University. The 2017 OCLS Writers Conference took place on January 21st, 2017 at the Orlando Public Library. For upcoming programs, visit https://www.ocls.info/writerscorner.

Direct download: Dialogue_Workshop_Podcast.mp3
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Writers get their questions answered by author and literary agent Lucienne Diver, literary agent Saritza Hernandez, editor Racquel Henry, and editor and blogger Laura Helseth.

Direct download: Ask_The_Experts_Podcast.mp3
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Vivi Barnes, Christina Farley, Amy Christine Parker, and Lucienne Diver talk about how to rebel against expectations to find balance between writing and your personal life.

Direct download: Bad_Writers_Workshop_Podcast.mp3
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The Orange County Library System brought author Sharon M. Draper to read from and discuss her book Stella by Starlight on January 26, 2017. Draper is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award and the New York Times best-selling author of Out of My Mind. The event  was sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Direct download: Stella_by_Starlight_Podcast.mp3
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Sharon M. Draper read from and discussed Out of My Mind, the Sunshine State Young Readers Award winner for 2011 for both elementary and middle grades on January 26, 2017. On the New York Times bestseller list for two years, Out of My Mind is the story of brilliant and witty 10-year old Melody Brooks who can't speak or walk due to severe cerebral palsy. Draper has won numerous awards for her children's and teen fiction; she is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, has been the National Teacher of the Year, and received the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime literary achievement from the American Library Association. The event was sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Direct download: Sharon_Draper__OCLS_Podcast.mp3
Category:OCLS Events -- posted at: 10:43am EDT