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Strategy Strikes Back-How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave

What does modern military conflict have in common with Star Wars? Major Matt Cavanaugh,author, contributor to The Gazette and Manitou Springs resident, will explain how the Star Wars movie franchise has much to say about real life warfare waged in our own time and place. 30+ top military,and strategic specialists, diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists,war journalists, sci-fi writers and ground-level military officers explain the art of war through the Star Wars films.
The program is 30 minutes followed by q&a.
Join us for this very interesting and educational program. Refreshments will be served.
Copies of Strategy Strikes Back-How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict will be available for those interested.

Plot Doctoring Your Novel

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Ent Conference Center

No hook in your inciting incident? Saggy middle? Climax a dud? Come to this Plot Doctoring session and see how to fix your story problems. Learn what every plot needs and how to diagnose problems. In the second half, we’ll review plot synopses offered by class members and brainstorm solutions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a 1–2 page synopsis of their novel to share with the group.

Anna-Maria Crum is the published author of twenty grade school readers and an author of a YA novel and a co-author of an interactive fantasy game for Choice of Games. She is a co-owner of Plot Doctors (www.plotdoctors.com), a service that analyzes stories based on a detailed synopsis and then offers solutions to help writers strengthen their character development and story structure. She has served on the board for RMC-SCWBI and has mentored a number of writers who have then gone on to sell their manuscripts. You can see examples of her work at www.annamariacrum.com.

Self-Publishing: Publish Your Own @ PPLD

When: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Petritz Learning Lab

Want to publish your own book? Learn more about self-publishing opportunities with the Library, such as SELF-e, Indie Author Day, and Mountain of Authors. This class is an overview about the self-publishing process, including creating an eBook, distribution channels, and marketing.

MOUNTAIN OF AUTHORS (MOA)

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c

Mountain of Authors (MOA) is a free annual community program that provides an opportunity for the public and local authors to network, listen to notable authors, as well as learn more about the craft of writing and trends in publishing. We are excited to announce that this year's Keynote Speaker is local author Kevin J. Anderson!

This year's event will be hosted in the VENUE of Library 21C at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. on May 5th, 2018. Doors will open at 11:00 AM to the public, and close at 5:00 PM after Anderson's book signing. For additional information, please visit our website or call 719-531-6333 x6353.
http://research.ppld.org/mountainofauthors

Freelance Writing Workshop

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Library21c at Ent Conference Center

Pikes Peak Library District and Mountain of Authors will be hosting a Freelance Writing Workshop from 11:15 to 12:15. This Workshop will be taught by local author and freelance writer JL Fields. Registration is required. Only 20 spots available. This author will have a booth from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Mountain of Authors Conference in the 21C Venue. Please ask library staff for assistance if needed, or call the library: (719) 389-8968 Monday-Friday.

This Workshop is part of Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors all-day event May 5, 2018 (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM). For more information about this program, visit our website: http://research.ppld.org/mountainofauthors

The Anza Legacy and Manitou Springs

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

Local author & historian, John Anderson will give a slide presentation, Discovering the Anza Legacy. Based on de Anza’s campaign against the Comanche Warchief Cuerno Verde (Green Horn). While the legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza has been fairly well established throughout much of the American Southwest, his influence during the 18th Century remains relatively unknown across today’s Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Recognizing the threat of the Comanche, known as the Lord of the Plains, Governor de Anza led a mounted force of 600 Spanish, 200 Ute and 50 Jicarilla Apache, around Sierra del Almagre (Pikes Peak) attacking the Comanche main camp on August 31, 1779 (at present-day I-25 & Highway 24 in Colorado Springs). A battle was fought outside Manitou Springs.
Everyone is welcome! Refreshments served.

Monday Musings

When: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

What does modern military conflict have in common with Star Wars? Major Matt Cavanaugh, author, contributor to The Gazette and Manitou Springs resident, will explain how the Star Wars movie franchise has much to say about modern warfare. More than 30 top military, and strategic specialists, diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, war journalists, sci-fi writers and ground-level military officers explain the art of war through the Star Wars films.
The program is 30 minutes followed by a Q&A.
Refreshments will be served.
Copies of Strategy Strikes Back - How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict will be available for purchase.
Registration is not required, but space is limited.
Check the event calendar regularly to see the guest speaker and topic on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Monday Musings

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join your Westside neighbors for a talk with local author Atwood Cutting, who will discuss her memoir of life in the Alaskan wilderness.
Registration is not required, but space is limited.
Check the event calendar regularly to see the guest speaker and topic on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Library21c

Jennifer Pharr Davis will be presenting in the Venue at Library 21C, followed by a book signing. Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents. She is a professional speaker who has shared her trail adventures across the United States and Europe.

Davis has written six books, articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and Trail Runner, and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. Her new book The Pursuit of Endurance (Viking) comes out in April of 2018 and has been called "a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off” (Kirkus Reviews).

For more information about Jennifer, as well as other PPLD Outdoor Programs, please visit our website: http://research.ppld.org/parks-recreation/check-out-colorado

Self-Publishing: Publish Your Own @ PPLD

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Petritz Learning Lab

Want to publish your own book? Learn more about self-publishing opportunities with the Library, such as SELF-e, Indie Author Day, and Mountain of Authors. This class is an overview about the self-publishing process, including creating an eBook, distribution channels, and marketing.

Monday Musings

When: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join your Westside neighbors to talk with award-winning photojournalist Mark Reis, whose exemplary work has graced the pages of the Colorado Springs Gazette for years. The longtime area photographer has covered all major news and sports events, including the Olympics, where the images he captures often are as memorable as the event itself.

Ute Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

John Anderson, author and historian, will give a slide presentation about the cultural and historical significance of the Ute Prayer Trees in the Pikes Peak region. These Culturally Modified Trees are believed to have been cultivated between 150-450 years ago, and they are found throughout Colorado. Mr. Anderson will also provide information on where you can see these trees in the Colorado Springs area.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served.