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Today’s world is literally at a writer’s fingertips.  A few keyboard strokes can open the Internet information gates to help you create stories that are distinctively credible and compelling.

This month: Mark D. Walker’s Literary Journey

Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and spent over forty years helping disadvantaged people in the developing world. His memoir, Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond, was recognized by the Arizona Literary Association for Non-Fiction. More than 25 of his articles were published in literary magazines, including one that received Honorable Mention from the Solas Literary Award for the Best Travel Writing, 2020, while another was an essay winner for the “Arizona Authors Association” 2020 Annual Literary Awards competitionHe’s a contributing author to “Revue Magazine” and has a column in the “Arizona Authors’ Association Newsletter,” which includes some of his 60 book reviews. Walker is also producing a documentary on immigration in Guatemala. His next book is tentatively entitled, The Moritz Thomsen Reader: His Books, His Letters and His Legacy Told by the Writers Who Knew Him Best. He founded Million Mile Walker LLC in 2016. His wife and three children were born in Guatemala.

Walker will take you through the full gamut of activities and lessons learned to become a writer – from what motivated him and how he wrote his first book, set up his new company, “Million Mile Walker LLC,” moved into essays for literary journals as well as producing over 60 book reviews. He’ll reveal his business model, his inner circle of writing friends and professionals and the how and why he’s starting a second book. Send any questions or things you’d like him to answer ahead of time. He’ll also answer other questions as they arise throughout the presentation. You can check out his website for a look at this works, including several videos, at www.MillionMileWalker.com

RSVP online at dfla.org for your VIRTUAL Zoom Link | Questions please email Programming Librarian, Ashley Ware, at aware@dfla.org 
Cost: FREE

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