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It's About That Time! HGBM Author Fair is this Saturday!

We are just a couple of days away from our 2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair!  I'm excited to meet some new authors and to talk with some of my "old" author friends!  This event should be great fun for all who attend.  We will be at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield, Ohio from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 12/15!  There is no charge for admission and there will be 16 awesome authors there representing their books.  Come on out and meet these wonderful people, talk to them about their books, and pick up a few signed copies for the book lover in your life. 



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The Second Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 1 to 5 p.m. Booths will be $35 each.  More details to follow.
The 2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 15th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Authors may register to participate on the home page of this blog until all spaces are filled.  This event is free to the public!  More info to follow.

HGBM Author, Rebecca Benston will present a workshop called Writing for Life: Empowerment through Journaling on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Arti St. Gallery & Studio in Springfield, OH.  $40 per participant. Register here.



This workshop is for people who would like to find peace and empowerment through the practice of journaling. Participants will be given a series of writing prompts and time to write individually and then discuss various topics as a group. The goal is to develop the habit of journaling as a means of coping with changes and challenges. (Limit 10 Participants) 


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Other Writing Classes offered by HGBM

In conjunction with Arti St. Gallery & Studio, HGBM offers a number of writing classes. We offer Creative Writing, Poetry, and even Publishing classes.  Call or e-mail us for more details and to register.  We can tailor our classes to fit your needs.  Group rates are available.  We can also bring the workshop to your location (mileage fees will be added to the course fee).  Visit the Arti St. link for details on these and other courses.

Creative Writing...$65 per participant
We'll discuss how to write short stories.  Understanding Point of View, Dialogue, character development, and even some ways to market your work.  This workshop is generally 1-2 hours long.  

Writing Poetry...$65 per participant
Topics include poetry styles, how to put together a collection of poems by theme, and some marketing tips.  This workshop is generally 1-2 hours long.

Writing and Publishing...$65 per participant
This course is designed to help aspiring writers prepare their work for publishing.  We'll talk about the various ways to publish your work as well as how to develop a platform for marketing.  This workshop is usually 2-3 hours long.

Youth Writing Program & Workshops...Contact us for rates/availability

Higher Ground Books & Media wants to encourage youth to write and create!  With that in mind, HGBM also publishes books written for kids by kids. We will consider manuscripts and artwork submitted by kids ages 8-18.  Parent signature is required on any contracts offered to minors.  Capture a moment in time by allowing your child to create a published work using their God-given imagination and talents!

Parents
If you have a child who is always writing stories or drawing pictures, we can help you hold on to the memories and provide you with a keepsake that will not only serve as a way for your child to see progress from project to project; it will also provide them with an opportunity to learn how to write, publish, and market their own work. 

Schools/Libraries
Contact us for more details on our Youth Writing Workshops which include help with age-appropriate plot and character development, editing, how to promote your writing and developing a marketing platform for your work.

Workshops are available for all age groups from grades 2-12 and authors will be able to work toward having a finished product which will be available through Higher Ground Books & Media upon satisfactory completion of the work. 

Mentoring and guidance for young authors is a huge part of this program. Get in touch with us today and set up a Youth Writing Workshop for your school or church! An affordable and fun way to engage your young author and encourage them to tell their story!