How to Hook Your Reader – Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Teresa LaBella

When: Saturday, October 21, 2-4pm
Where: Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: $10 for MWC members // $15 for non-members // FREE for high school/college students!

Local author Teresa LaBella will lead a fiction writing workshop to help get readers hooked on October 7. Thanks to the support of Regional Development Authority, we are able to offer this workshop at a discount to the community, and free to high school & college students! Here’s a complete description:

Crime novelist extraordinaire Mickey Spillane said it best – The first page sells the book. The last page sells the next book. Join a sample by example discussion of strong to eh-not-so-much introductions to the plot and characters that grab and hold readers to The End and beyond!

To register, you can use PayPal ; call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 to pay over the phone; or send a check with a note to Midwest Writing Center, c/o RIPL, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, 61201. Space is limited, so register today!

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Teresa LaBella published her first contemporary romance novel in 2013. The story of Chef Darien McKenna and savvy media consultant Alison Clarke spanned the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn in Reservations. In Heartland, tragedy forces an abrupt change of life plan and takes Darien down an uncharted path to love again in a fictional Iowa town called Harmony. Darien’s daughter Marisa begins her new life in Belonging, the third novel in the trilogy. Her struggle to recover from heartbreak and discover that state of being and place where she belongs completes the circle of New Life in Love.

E-books written by the author include a trio of stories in “Tales from Heartland” that revisit the charm of Harmony and the lives of neighbors met in book two, and “Love Unlikely,” the surprising chance for happily-ever-after for Marisa’s sister, Rachel.

A freelance writer, marketing coordinator and consultant, Teresa resides in her Davenport, Iowa hometown with her filmmaker/indie publisher husband John and their three rescued Huskies.

This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Regional Development Authority and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.