Talks and Presentations

Pat Camalliere

Talks and Presentations


Title/Topic: A Novel Approach: Beginning to End Basics for Aspiring Novelists

Synopsis: Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Chicago-area author Pat Camalliere guides you through the process of writing fiction, preparing you to write your own novel. This fast-paced program gives a thorough but condensed view of the novel-writing process, including basic information on setting, characters, organization, helpful tips, tools and resources, editing, publishing, and book promotion. The author brings her personal working notebooks and files for participants to view. Recommendations available.

Requirements: Power point presentation requires projector, screen, and Power Point software. Handouts will be provided as pdf to be printed by group.

Time: Two to three hours, depending on number in attendance and time allotment for questions.

Fee: $200 (negotiable), travel expenses, and ability to sell books.

Note: A shorter program of an hour and a half can be arranged that will cover either the writing part of the process or the publishing and promotion part of the process.


Title/Topic: The Lost Town of Sag Bridge

Synopsis: Although it no longer exists, Sag Bridge was once a thriving 19th century canal town, its land now a part of present-day Lemont, Illinois. Author and amateur historian Pat Camalliere will describe the town as it once was, from its formation by glaciers to the closing of its school district in 1959. The town’s importance and the reasons for its decline will be revealed, and the talk will include photos, turn of the century transportation and ghost stories. Recommendations available.

Requirements: Power point presentation requires projector, screen, and Power Point software.

Time: Two hours, including time allowed for questions.

Fee: $150 (negotiable), travel expenses, and ability to sell books.


Title/Topic: Travelogue to Dialogue: Photo Travelogue of Local Places of Interest along the Des Plaines River with Author Readings.

Synopsis: Author and amateur historian Pat Camalliere will show and describe photos from her personal collection of places in and near the Des Plaines River Valley. Although all are public and accessible, many area residents have been surprised to know their historic and geographic importance. Discussions are interwoven with readings from the author’s books in which the locations are featured. Locations include St. James at Sag Bridge, the Chicago Portage, Isle a la Cache Museum, and other locations in the forest preserves and along the Des Plaines River. New program.

Requirements: Power point presentation requires projector, screen, and Power Point software.

Time: One and a half to two hours, depending on number in attendance and time allowed for questions.

Fee: $150 (negotiable), travel expenses, and ability to sell books.


About the author

Pat Camalliere is the author of The Mystery at Sag Bridge and The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods, historical mysteries that take place in Lemont, Illinois, a suburb southwest of Chicago. An amateur historian and board member of the Lemont Area Historical Society, Camalliere sets her books in Lemont because of the area’s fascinating history and geography. She has been a member of Sisters In Crime since 2014.

 

                           

 

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