Book notes, Aug. 28, 2016

‘Storysmith’ to lead Writers’ Forum

A “character-driven performer” will offer a writing workshop for the Western Colorado Writers Forum.

“Storysmith” Susan Marie Frontczak will lead the workshop from 
6–8 p.m. Monday at 740 Gunnison Ave.

The workshop costs $20. Class size is limited, and a spot can be reserved by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Frontczak has performed as Mary Shelley, Clara Barton, Marie Curie and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Among the topics Frontczak’s workshop will focus on are “first person narrative, pulling the reader into greater sympathy with a character,” revealing hidden traits, subtext and character traits, according to a news release.

Learn about Frontczak at

Local author talks at Off The Shelf


Local author Jan Lawson will be featured at the next Off the Shelf Author Series event at Crystal Books and Gifts.

The event will be from 6–7 p.m. Thursday at the store at 439 Main St.

Lawson has three books: “On the Fly,” “Kijik and I” and “Kuya Kai.” She also published a book of poetry titled “Poems to See Me Through.”

During her Off The Shelf talk, Lawson will share about engaging adolescent readers, according to a news release.

Seating for this event is limited. For information about this Off the Shelf event, go to or call 242-5181.

Colorado novelist at booksigning


J. Scott Savage, author of the book “Fires of Invention” (Mysteries of Cove series), will be signing copies of the book at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

Savage is the author of 16 novels. “Fires of Invention,” for grade-school readers, is set in a steam-powered city inside a mountain and follows two young teens whose creativity and machines could put them in danger.

Go to to learn about the Colorado author and his books.


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