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So You Wrote a Novel. Now What?

Join us tonight at Southeast for a presentation and talk about the novel revision process.

Group discussion is welcome and encouraged -- please bring any personal insight into your own revision process to share with the group.

As always, coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided free of charge by the library.

This event is part of the Creative Writers Guild Special Topics Series

What? So You Wrote a Novel. Now What? Revision Talk

When? Thursday March 6th, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Where? Southeast Meeting Room - 7421 Garners Ferry Road (803) 776-0855


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