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Oak Park Author Emma Gates: "Praying for Rain"

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 9/30/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Meet award-winning Oak Park writer Emma Gates who will discuss her craft and read from her books. Learn how a serious novelist gets her ideas, maintains focus and gets published. Find out how the right writers’ group can help a writer grow and stay positive.

Emma Gates was born in New York and spent her childhood in England. She earned a BA in Spanish/Latin American Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and an MBA with concentration in Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. She worked for three years in Mexico and five in Saudi Arabia. She's an international trade and telecoms specialist currently living in Oak Park with her family and two inscrutable cats.

After a serious medical diagnosis in June 2013, she decided to concentrate on polishing several manuscripts she had begun over the past 12 years as an active member of an Oak Park novelists’ collective. Since March 2014, Emma has published four titles through Chicago-based Wells Street Press: "Praying for Rain", "Walking to Israel", "Detours" and "Private Lines."

Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3440