Ojai – Inside the Mind of an Author

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Local author John Darling will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, to present a special talk, Inside the Mind of an Author. Darling has been writing since the 1970s, and has published numerous short stories, poems, and magazine articles.

During this talk, Darling will share a bit of his own background and talk about why he writes across multiple genres. He will also share his sources of inspiration and give some examples of how story ideas have come to him. There will also be a chance to play “Stump the Author,” where participants can test his ability to spin a story out of only a few words for a chance to win a small prize!

Darling’s first publication was a short story which appeared in the Journal of Mental Health. His lone play, Stage Directions, has been produced in the United States, Canada, and most recently at the Soho Theatre in London, England. He has five books available on Amazon (including a cookbook). A complete list of these books and more information can be found on his author website, http://johndarlingauthor.com/.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.