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Events

PRESENTATIONS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 19 Barnes and Noble Geneva 11-5 

Nov 21 Arlington Senior Home Writing Gatsby 

Nov 30 Aurora Library Selling Your Books Through Social Media 

Dec 6th Dickinson Hall Greed in the Gilded Age 2 PM 

Dec 7th Rotary Club Chicago Al Capone and the Worlds Fair 6 30 PM 

Dec 21 Arlington HTS Senior Center Writing Gatsby 

Jan 25 Arlingtons HTS Senior Center Plot to Kidnap Washington 5 30PM

Jan 31 Naperville Library The Worlds Fair 

Feb 7th Indian Prarie Library Greed in the Gilded Age 7 PM 

Feb 13 Grays Lake  Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 

Feb 15 Cary Grove Library Writing Gatsby 7 PM 

Feb 16  Morton Grove Library The Race to Save Titanic 2 pm 

Feb 17th Sun Valley Madam President 10 AM 

Feb 19th kirkland Library Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 2 PM 

March 9th Greed in the Gilded Age Des Plaines History Center 

March 10th Hanover Senior Center The Worlds Fairs of Chicago 

March 23 The Moorings of Arlington Heights Madam President 2 PM

April 4 Elmhurst Library Gatsby 7 PM 

April 17th Barrington Library Wright brothers 7  PM 

April 21 Homer Glen LIbrary Titanic 1 pm 

April 27 Early Bird Book Club Greed in the Gilded Age 

May 2nd Bloomindale Library The Last Charge of the Rough Riders 7PM 

June 5 Eisenhower Library Writing Gatsby 7 PM 

JUne 13th Bloomingdale Librayr Writing Narrative Nonfiction 7pm 

July 11 Bloomingdale Library Finding the Novel Inside of You

August 3rd Naperville Library Cassie Chadwick 

Sept 8th Sun City Morristown The Plot to Kidnap George Washington 

Oct 10 Bloomindale Library Did You Ever Thonk of Writing a Memoir 7PM 

Nov 14 Getting Published in the Digitla Age Bloomingdale Library 7PM 

Arlington Heights Senior Center Four Programs TBD 

Mortong Grove Library Titanic TBD 

 

ESTIMONIAL FOR EDITH WILSON OUR FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT

Thank you for presenting, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson on June 20, 2017. This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn the little known story of Mrs. Wilson's extraordinary story.

Of the sixty-eight people in attendance for this program, forty-three people completed an evaluation. Attendees were asked the question "Did this presentation meet your expectations?" and asked to rate it on a scale of 0-10. An average score according to their responses was 9.8. When attendees were asked the question "How effective was the speaker?" an average score according to their responses was 9.8. When attendees were asked the question "Would you recommend this program to a friend?", all respondents but one indicated that they would recommend this program to a friend.

Marci Buerger Mt Prospect Library

  Testimonials

 

"William did a great job helping aspiring writers not only learn more about their craft, but also the realities of what it takes to be a writer in today's market. Well done."
Kay Palacek Deerfield Public Library

William Hazelgrove has a way of talking with prospective writers in a way that makes them feel like they are getting advice from a friend. His open way of leading the discussion had patrons asking questions and talking about their own struggles. The advice Mr. Hazelgrove gave to each of us in attendance is sure to be very helpful in our future writing endeavors.

Hannah Berry
Young Adult Librarian
Aurora Public Library

Mr. Hazelgrove tells it like it is with humor and inspiration. Every writer – from the newbies to those with numerous publications – can learn something from his Selling Your Writing in the Age of Social Media presentation.          Susan Gibberman  Shaumburg Township Library

"William Hazelgrove's presentation on writing a memoir was well-received – he offered helpful writing tips and insider information on becoming a published author."
Gail Graziani Westmont Library

"Thanks for a great workshop! Your audience was highly enthusiastic about the benefits."
Debbie Prieser Oak Park Library  

 

"Mr. Hazelgrove's presentation reinforced a lot of what we teach about in our reading and writing classes." – Ali Tannenbaum

 

"I liked that Bill talked about how he kept a journal of advice based on rejection letters he had received, and that he became a better writer because of that.  It showed the students that writing is a journey and no one is good at first and that you get better along the way." – Lynn Bruno

 

 

 

"Author William Hazelgrove truly inspired and motivated our Creative Writing classes with his presentation at our school this spring".

 
Maggie Bellinger
Librarian
Bartlett HS, Bartlett, IL
 

Thank you so much for visiting us here at the Morton East Library Media Center! The students enjoyed your presentation. The opportunity to meet a professional author is truly something that they appreciate. I know that you captivated and inspired many of them to pursue their own writing.

       Patrick Glazik Library Media Specialist/Morton East HS

 

 

"In all the years I've been moderating, your presentation stands out from all the rest…filled with inspiration, helpful hints and good advice that I have never before heard by any of our writers.

 – Caryl Mobley, Programming

Arlington Heights Public Library

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I wanted to thank you for the wonderful presentation you did at our Library a couple of weeks ago. It was well received and you provided a wonderful lecture.

Best,

Kay


Adult Programming Coordinator
Deerfield Public Library
920 N. Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
kpalecek@deerfieldlibrary.org
847.945.3311-main number
 

 

 

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