Author Sandra Gail Lambert discusses writers retreats

Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.

Sandra Gail Lambert, a fiction writer and memoirist, discusses writers retreats, how to apply, who gets in, what happens there and the effect they have on one’s writing life, 2:30 p.m. today, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St.

Lambert’s work has appeared in The North American Review, Arts & Letters and The Alaska Quarterly Review, as well as in anthologies “Something to Declare” and “First Person Queer.” Visit her blog at


“How I Wrote and Sold My Novel”: Local author Dot Hutchison discusses the process from first draft to signing a contract, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St.

Hutchinson’s debut novel, “A Wounded Name,” written for young adults, will be available in bookstores this fall.

Book Signing: New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey signs his new Serge Storms adventure, “The Riptide Ultra-Glide” (William Morrow Hardcover, $25.99), at several Gainesville locations beginning next month: 4 p.m. Feb. 28, Milhopper Library, 3145 NW 43rd St.; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Headquarters Branch Library, 401 E. University Ave.; and 1:30 p.m. March 1, The Book Rack, 4936 NW 39th Ave.


The unfinished novels of Jane Austen: The local chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America discusses Austen’s two unfinished novels, “The Watsons” and “Sandition,” 2 p.m. Feb. 10, Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th St. Free.

Leading the discussion is Interlachen attorney Michael Woodward.

Please read the novels, bring your teacup and a finger food to share. (386-752-1607)


The Book Rack Book Club: Book club meets at 3 p.m. the first Thursday of each month; group collectively chooses each month’s read; The Book Rack, 4936 NW 39th Ave. (224-3945)

Gainesville Poets & Writers: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, 2601 NW 13th St.

Mystery Reading Group: Bring any mysteries you have, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW First Ave., High Springs. (454-2515)

Weekly Poetry Jam: Gainesville’s longest-running open poetry reading, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. (373-0010,

Writer’s Alliance of Gainesville: Anyone interested in the written word is welcome; see for exact dates, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free.

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