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Mike Mullin Writing Funshop

Burlington Public Library
Event organized by Burlington Public Library

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Mike Mullin: Author Visit & Writing Funshop
This free writers workshop will teach participants some tips and tricks for crafting their novel. An interactive “funshop” that includes group activities and LOTS of writing will be hosted at Burlington Public Library on Thursday, April 12 from 5pm-7:30pm.

Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade. His teacher, Mrs. Brannon, occasionally paid students for using unusual words. Mike’s first sale as a writer earned 10 cents for one word: tenacious.

Since then, Mike has always been involved with literature. One of his early jobs was shelving books at Central Library in Indianapolis. Later, he paid his way through graduate school in part by serving as a reference assistant for Indiana University’s library. Mike has worked in his mother’s business, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, for more than twenty years, serving at various times as a store manager, buyer, school and library salesperson, and marketing consultant.

Mike wrote his first novel in elementary school—Captain Poopy’s Sewer Adventures. He’s been writing more or less non-stop ever since, but fortunately for his readers, Ashfall will be his first published novel.

Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats. He is represented by Kate Testerman of kt literary.

Participants of his workshop should come ready to write, learn and interact. Each participant will leave with a plan for writing their own novel! Many Burlington teens will remember Mike from previous visits. The Ashfall series is a favorite here at the Burlington Public Library, and in many area schools. Come meet Mike and hear about his next book, Surface Tension, to be released in May 2018.

Please reserve your spot by calling the library today!
For more information please contact Becky Reburg.