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From Inspiration to Publication

Thursday, November 9 @ 7 pm

The Rockport Public Library, in conjunction with the Friends of the Rockport Public Library, will be hosting its first annual From Inspiration to Publication event. This program is inspired by the many authors who reached out to the library this past year to do an author talk or public reading. With the strength of the Meet the Author speaker series and the Local Authors' Night , the library determined that it could be a great vehicle to support these beginners as well. How else would they get started? And, what better place to present than on Cape Ann, with its many writing groups and local artists?



The Rockport Public Library is very excited to have both Ellen B. Alden of Massachusetts and Lynne Heinzmann of Rhode Island grace its stage as first-time authors. The combination of history, fiction and a genuine curiosity that sparked both of these projects will be of interest to those who are fascinated by storytelling, history, research and/or may have a story of their own just brewing below the surface. You never know what you might come across that inspires a published story out of you. That's why the Rockport Public Library is calling this new program, From Inspiration to Publication .

You just never know. So, find out how two authors came across "a find" that put them on a trajectory to developing their first novel. Then, learn about their "publishing journey" that got them to their first published work. And be inspired!


Which Craft? Circle
Monday mornings @ 11 am

Enjoy lively conversation with fellow artisans while you work on your hand craft project. Please check the events calendar on our website for updates on holidays and other potential conflicts.

Just drop in. No instruction provided. All are welcome!

Device Advice 
By appointment only

Make an appointment with the Rockport Public Library, your one stop shop for Device Advice. We can help you navigate your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We can also help with Symphony, our new catalog system. Sessions are one-on-one, so
, book your slot today by contacting Christiann at  or calling the library at 978-546-6934.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your own device for your scheduled appointment.

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