2007 Library News

Local Writer to Present Writing Workshop For Teens at Warr Acres Library

The lives of contemporary teens are full of experiences that could be turned into fiction. Are you a teen with a novel or short story inside that is just about ready to come out?

If so, join Oklahoma writer Rob Vollmar at the Warr Acres Library, 5901 N.W. 63 rd , on Thursday, March 29, 2007 , for some tips and tricks of the trade. The program with Rob Vollmar begins at 7:00 p.m. and will last for about an hour and a half.

Vollmar, who is a frequent program presenter for the Metropolitan Library System, is a comics retailer by profession and a writer by vocation. His 2006 graphic novel “Bluesman,” illustrated by Pablo G. Callejo, was nominated for the Eisner Award, comics' highest honor, and has been optioned by producers Jason Koornick and Lawrence Bloom for a major Hollywood film.

The novel follows traveling musicians Lem and Ironwood into Deep South juke joints during the 1920s. Ironwood tries to prevent a white man from attacking his black mistress, and a rabidly racist posse gets in on the act.

“Writer Rob Vollmar imagines a place rich in meaning and menace,” wrote “Entertainment Weekly.”

“I know Rob will have some excellent advice for teens who want to become fiction writers no matter what genre they work in,” said Warr Acres librarian Rondia Banks. “He'll offer some solid feedback and the event will give experienced and would-be writers a chance to meet other writers and readers. I think people will be pleasantly surprised at what this fiction writing experience will provide.”

For more information, call the Warr Acres Library at 721-2616.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City . You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.