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Joliet Junior College


Tuesday, July 25th

​9:00am - 3:00pm

ALR Newsletter

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm


Traditional Publishing – the Non-Negotiables


Would you like to be traditionally published but don’t know where to begin? Participants of this workshop will learn how to get their manuscripts into the right hands. Author Annalisa Russo will explain how to find an agent or publisher, how to prepare a clever query letter and synopsis for submission, what you can expect after you sign on the dotted line, and how to promote your book once you are published.


Register @ 815-280-1555 or jjc.edu/LLC

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm


Writing Tip and Techniques

Join author Annalisa Russo in her all-day workshop on the craft of storytelling. Enhance your skills in areas as plotting, developing unforgettable characters, and polishing your manuscript so it won’t end up in file thirteen after an editor or agent reads the first three pages. Learn the eye-opening aspects to grammar, sentence construction, and point of view. Improve your writings skills to connect with your target audience. Let Annalisa guide you through what worked for her and other novelists and inspire you on your journey. Register @ 815-280-1555


Register @ 815-280-1555 or jjc.edu/LLC

Joliet Junior College

Tuesday, September 12th
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Event: Joliet Junior College

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm


Writing Tip and Techniques


Join author Annalisa Russo in her all-day workshop on the craft of storytelling. Enhance your skills in areas as plotting, developing unforgettable characters, and polishing your manuscript so it won’t end up in file thirteen after an editor or agent reads the first three pages. Learn the eye-opening aspects to grammar, sentence construction, and point of view. Improve your writings skills to connect with your target audience. Let Annalisa guide you through what worked for her and other novelists and inspire you on your journey. Register @ 815-280-1555

Event: Plainfield Public Library

Location: 15025 S Illinois St, Plainfield IL 60544

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm


Anatomy of a Plat


Improve your writing skills to develop character driven plots and heighten the conflict in your stories. Historical fiction author Annalisa Russo presents on the craft of storytelling with an emphasis on plotting. 


Register @ 815-280-1555 or jjc.edu/LLC

Plainfield Public Library


Saturday, October 14th

​1:00pm - 2:00pm

Joliet Junior College


Tuesday, October 10

​6:30pm - 8:30pm

Joliet Junior College


Saturday, October 28th

​9:00am - 3:00pm

Event: Joliet Junior Collet

Location: 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm


So, You Have a Great Story…My Journey from Page to Publishing


Whether you already have a story to tell or are thinking about writing one, author Annalisa Russo will describe her journey from the first word on the page to working with a publisher and what she learned in between. This class is designed as an overview of the writing process, the mechanics of writing, including organizing your writing, and planning your writing schedule. Participants will learn how to get their creative ideas down on paper, keep on track, and get to the publishing table.


Register @ 815-280-1555 or jjc.edu/LLC

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