Writer’s Workshop comes to Tinian on July 13


As a public service to the wider CNMI community, to encourage entrepreneurship, professional development and passion-centered creative expression, the Friends of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, the Tinian Public Library, Tinian Mayor’s Office, and author Walt F.J. Goodridge will present the author’s popular Writer’s Workshop on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm, free of charge at the library on the island of Tinian. This event requires at least 15 pre-registered participants in order to take place. Sign up (again, it’s free) by visiting the library on Tinian, or by calling Julie Sablan during Tinian library hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 670 433-0647. (Rota residents may express their interest for a Rota workshop at this same number)

Are you an aspiring author? Do you have an idea for a book? Have you always wanted to write and publish a novel, memoir, non-fiction “how to” manual, cook book, collection of poetry or photographs? Want some proven tips for overcoming writer’s block? Or, perhaps you wish to improve your writing and computer skills for professional development. Well you can, and it’s easier than you think.

Saipan resident, Walt F.J. Goodridge, is author of over 24 books in a variety of genres. His books have been used as texts for university courses, as guides by other coaches, and his ideas have been quoted in books by Guerrilla Marketing guru Jay Conrad Levinson, Hip Hop music pioneer Chuck D, and other business authors worldwide. He’s been featured in Time Magazine, Entrepreneur, Wall St. Journal, and other publications.

Goodridge has written several books about Saipan including Jamaican on Saipan, Chicken Feathers & Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan, Saipan Living, Doing Business on Saipan, Saipan Now: a photo adventure, There’s Something About Saipan, and From Bugle Boy to Battle Ship: a Battle of Saipan Veteran’s Memoir. He has also coached, edited, or ghost-written other books including When the Walls Came Down by Ken Greene (a 9/11 memoir), Rucksack to Briefcase by Chief Raymond (a military to civilian-side transition guide), and, with local CHCC nurse Riza Ramos, he’s collaborated on The Boy Who Dreamed to Be With His Parents on Saipan, GermStopper Boy and Drinking Seawater (a Soudelor memoir), and guided these and other authors from idea to Amazon sales!

During this lively, interactive three-hour workshop, Goodridge will share step-by-step instructions on how to start a book project, see it through to completion, edit and publish independently and go from idea to sales in 24 hours or less!

The free workshop will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Tinian Public Library. The event, sponsored by Friends of the Library is absolutely free, but pre-registration of at least 15 participants is required.

To register, visit the front desk of the Tinian Library or call Julie Sablan during Tinian Library hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm) at 433-0647. For more information or to learn more about Goodridge, and to see some success stories from past workshops on Saipan, visit www.saipanwriters.com. (PR)

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