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Library offers fiction writing class

Author James Zarzana, whose first novel Kirkus Reviews called "compulsively readable," will teach a fiction writing workshop from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Douglas County Library.

The workshop, "Getting Started Writing Fiction," will cover the five practical steps in fiction writing aimed at beginning to advanced fiction writers. This course is applicable for writers interested in all genres and would help those working on memoirs and historical works. The workshop is suitable for all ages. Topics include characterization, vocabulary, plot and outline.

James Zarzana wrote the dystopian novels, "The Marsco Dissident" and "Marsco Triumphant." He holds a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Notre Dame and teaches literature at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The class is free, but the library strongly recommends pre-registration. For more information, visit or follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. To register, call 320-762-3014 or email