Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

 Due to PA Act 153 of 2014 and House bill 1276 of 2015, any person under 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at any GLVWG event.

Afternoon Workshops: Jon Gibbs: Grab Your Reader by the Eyeballs and don't Let Go: Brilliant Beginnings

  • 26 Oct 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • NCC Easton Campus, 25 S 3rd St.


Registration is closed
  • GLVWG Afternoon Workshop


The Oct 26 Meeting, Presentation and
Afternoon Workshop will be held at 
25 S. 3rd St

as part of The Easton Book Festival sponsored by Book and Puppet.

Northampton Community College Easton Campus

25 South 3rd st. Easton Pa 18042

Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

Afternoon Workshop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jon Gibbs

Brilliant Beginnings

Grab your reader by the eyeballs and don't let go!

A great opening line will catch someone's attention, but how do you keep it? What do you do when your first chapter (or entire book) doesn't have monstrous murders, thrilling car chases, or even alien invasions?

In this fun, interactive workshop, we'll study examples of what works (and what doesn't), before looking at techniques we can apply to any story that can keep readers turning those pages.

Please note: This is a hands-on session. Attendees should bring the first ten pages of their current WIP.


Jon Gibbs lectures on creative writing at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. His humorous talk, Getting Published: 10 Things Every Writer Should Know, was broadcast on local television in 2012..

Jon is the founder of The New Jersey Authors' Network ( and His middle grade fantasy, Fur-Face (Echelon Press), was nominated for a Crystal Kite Award. The sequel, Barnum's Revenge (also from Echelon Press), came out in March 2013..

You must Register to attend this workshop.

Members: FREE

Non-Members FREE 


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