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ach issue, IN will be updating listings to include the writing events that mean the most in both national and international writers' communities. The following listings are posted in chronological order by date.

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National Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day -- The NCIBBD is sponsored by author, Tina Czarnota on October. 2. It is a day to recognize all B&B's, inns and their keepers in the U.S. and Canada. Todd Allen and Tyler Horton will greet guests and gift their over-night lodgers with a jar of Maple Hill Manor jelly or jam as well as a mini Alpaca keepsake to commemorate the day and their stay at Maple Hill Manor. Noon to 4 pm. 1-800-886-7546 or 859-336-3075 http://www.tinaczarnota.com and http://www.maplehillmanor.com email: stay@maplehillmanor.com

Professional Coaching For Healthcare Specialists: Creating A New Story -- Three Teleclasses of 1 hour 15 minutes by telephone. The presenter is David Krueger, MD, October 18. 7pm (3 Tuesdays ending November 1, 2005)  Alternate time: October 20, 2 pm (3 Thursdays ending November 3, 2005). $97. 281.397.9001 http://www.mentorpath.com/events.htm email: execstrategist@aol.com

Tell Me a Story: Narrative Poetry -- Lecture on Narrative Poetry followed by refreshments and open poetry reading by Sal Amico M. Buttaci, poet and executive board member of the New Jersey Poetry Society, Inc. Princeton University Book Store, University Place, Princeton, New Jersey. October 22, 2-4 pm. $10. 609-882-4784 (Edith Kaltovich, President of NJPS, Inc.) http://www.geocities.com/sambpoet email: luciakalt@aol.com

Creating a Promotion Package For Your Fiction Or Non-fiction Book -- UCLA presents a class for emerging and experienced writers. Instructor: Carolyn Howard-Johnson. November 5 at 9 am, $98. 310-825-9415 to register. Email: hojonews@aol.com or contact Marcus Hennessey at writers@uclaextension.edu or 310-825-9415. For the presenter: http://carolynhowardjohnson.com

The Indespensable Emotion -- Your protagonists/characters experience many emotions, but only one is absolutely essential to plot. Make it work for you to build characterization, drive plot, and hook ready sympathy for your characters' plight. Bayshore Menonite, Myrtle & Bayshore Drive (across from Jungle Gardens), Sarasota Florida. November 16, 10 am-3 pm, with an hour off for lunch. To register call 941-351-2050

Writing No-No's -- Learn the seven common problems that keep manuscripts from being published, and how to fix them. Bayshore Menonite, Myrtle & Bayshore Drive (across from Jungle Gardens). Sarasota, Florida. December 7, 10 am-3 pm, with an hour off for lunch. To register call 941-351-2050


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2005 West Texas Book and Author Festival -- The fifth annual West Texas Book and Author Festival will be a week-long event in Abilene, culminating in a big day of festivities on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Abilene Civic Center. Activities include workshops, a cookbook gala, panel discussions, and more. The A.C. Green Award will be presented at the Boots and Books Luncheon and a Texas Cookbook Gala is scheduled. September 20 - 24, 2005 http://www.abilenetx.com/apl/festivalindex.html


The Seventh Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival -- Come celebrate a day of books, authors, booksellers, publishers, and readers. Join thousands of families and friends. Hear talks by celebrated authors. Engage in thought-provoking panel discussions. Attend book signings. View more than 80 exhibitors offering books for sale. Enjoy the company of readers. September 24, 2005 http://www.sbbookfestival.org/


Ottawa International Writers Festival -- The 9th Annual Ottawa International Writers Festival, presented by the Ottawa Citizen, is almost here! We'll be hosting some of the planet's best writers at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, from September 29 to October 6, 2005. http://www.writersfest.com/index_e.htm


18th Annual Vancouver International Writers Festival -- The Writers Festival attracts the world's best writers to Vancouver. Internationally renowned and undiscovered authors mingle with 11,000 readers of all ages in intimate, interactive and informal settings on Granville Island, an urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver. This year the festival and Random House of Canada are pleased to present a special event with John Irving, author of the acclaimed bestsellers The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules, reading from his new book, Until I Find You. October 18-23, 2005 http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/


The Word on the Street Book & Magazine Fair -- You and your family, friends and neighbours are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at The Word on the Street Book & Magazine Fair. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the last Sunday in September, Vancouver, Halifax, Toronto and Calgary will unite Canada in a national celebration of literacy and the printed word. More than 500 attractions — including exhibits by local and national publishers, booksellers, literacy organizations, libraries and writers' associations — showcase an exceptional array of current and backlisted books and magazines to browse or buy. September 25, 2005 for the biggest outdoor book bash in the country — all FREE of charge. http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/


The Humboldt County Children's Author Festival -- This October, 26 authors and illustrators will come to Humboldt from throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Florida and Indiana. They will travel to 60 Humboldt County schools, talk about themselves and their work to thousands of schoolchildren, and spend a day at a public autographing session in the Main Library in Eureka, where their books can be purchased. October 19-22, 2005 http://www.authorfest.org/


Banff Mountain Book Festival 2005 -- Bringing mountain stories to life! The 12th annual Banff Mountain Book Festival, presented by Canadian Mountain Holidays and National Geographic, celebrates the world’s best mountain and adventure travel stories. November 2 - 4, 2005 http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/2005/festivals/book/


Berlin International Literary Festival -- Poets and writers from all over the world read to thousands during this huge annual book festival in Berlin's city centre. Highlights include appearances by Lars Gustafsson (Sweden), Wolfgang Hilbig (Germany) and Abbas Beydoun (Lebanon), plus hundreds of stalls and a tent with live readings for both adults and children. Attracting thousands to the square with its combination of highbrow talent and vibrant festival atmosphere, the event offers an unmissable chance to hear many of the world's most celebrated poets reading for free. October 2-4, Berlin, Germany. +49 (0) 30 27 87 86 0 http://www.literaturfestival.com


International Festival of Authors -- Keep an eye out here for complete information and IN coverage of Toronto, Canada's 25th annual International Festival of Authors, Canada's largest assembly of literary talent, which will feature over one hundred writers from around the world. October 19 to 29, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario. 416-973-4000. http://www.readings.org



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