Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Local writing and genealogy events

Can't afford to go to a writer's conference right now? Want to fill in details about your ancestor's life? Many of these Triad-area (North Carolina) events are free, courtesy of the High Point Library and the Triad Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

The Ruby Earring book signing

5 to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 17 at Tannery BooksDale Crotts continues the adventures of Macy Merit in a third mystery, The Ruby Earring.

Mysteries of the Misbegotten: Bastardy Law and Genealogy in England and North Carolina

10 am Saturday, Jan. 19 — Learn how to detect illegitimacy in your family tree and discover the true identity of parents using contemporary records. Presented for the Guilford County Genealogical Society at Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 West Market Street in Greensboro. Visitors are welcome at all GCGS programs. No preregistration necessary.

Tories in the Revolution

Winter Book Club: Loyalty and Loss:  The Tory Experience during the Revolution
Starts 10:30 am to 12 pm Friday, Jan. 25 — Not all of our ancestors supported the patriot cause during the Revolution. Many chose to follow the King. Find out why and what happened after their unexpected defeat. The first of three in-person meetings on this subject in the third floor Book Lover's Room, High Point Public Library. Contact Larry Cates to sign up: (336) 883-3637,

Living history at the Museum 

10am to 4pm Saturday, Jan. 26 — The Guilford Militia will bring Revolutionary history to life during an encampment at the High Point Museum.

Giants in the Land book signing

2:30 to 4:30pm Saturday, Feb. 9 at Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library at Guilford College.

What Do Editors Want?

2 to 4 pm Sunday, Feb. 10 — "What Do Editors Want? Insider Tips to Get Your Submission Read!" will be presented by editor Chris Roerden, author of 11 books, including two national award-winners for writers, at the High Point Library, first floor.

Writing for Children and YA

2 to 4 pm Sunday, March 10 — "Write for Children and Young Adults and Know the Differences" presented by Teresa Fannin, regional advisor for the Society of Children't Book Writers & Illustrators, at the High Point Library.

Spring events for mystery writers

2 to 4 pm Sunday, April 14 — "Meet a Police Dog and Bring Your Book to Life" at Pennybyrne in the conference room, 109 Penny Road, High Point (Jamestown).

2 to 4 pm Sunday, May 19 — "Put Romance in Your Mystery and Mystery in Your Romance," presented by Lynette Hall Hampton, author of 15 books in three genres, at High Point Library.

Summer networking

Sunday, Aug. 11 — Third Annual Writers Networking Extravaganza! Details to be posted at

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