Fort Plain Free Library set to host Siena College professor

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will present the following with Siena College Teaching Assistant Professor James Belflower, a published author and multimedia poet-critic, according to a news release.

Explore how mining an autobiography can be helpful in creating fictional characters, storylines and scenes.

∫ From 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday: Belflower will facilitate the workshop titled “You Are a Character Too” at the library.

∫ From 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18: Belflower will present “The Short, Short Story Workshop.” That program will explore how micro-fiction can lead to major drama as participants write stories under 500 words.

Library Director Whitney Hubbard said, “We’ve been working to provide a more dynamic summer reading program and are excited to offer a variety of multi-faceted opportunities for adults to get involved with individual and group reading challenges, book discussions, writing clinics, and other programs. We want to pique their interest as well as to connect them with our younger readers.”

The “Pen and Ink Life and Literature” series is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The programs are also sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and the Fort Plain Free Library.

For more information, call (518) 993-4646. Follow the library on Facebook for updates.