March 11 meeting to feature David Berner

Author David W. Berner will be the guest speaker on Saturday, March 11 at the In Print
Professional Writers Organization General Meeting, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Roscoe Public Library.

Berner’s talk is titled: Writing Retreat — How to submit and be accepted for a writer’s getaway. He has been both the Ernest Hemingway Writer-in-Residence and the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence, in Florida.

Berner has written five books, mostly memoir and creative nonfiction, and has won numerous awards for his books and his journalism. Most recently,  Any Road Will Take You There was short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize and his book of essays, There’s a Hamster in the Dashboard was named one of 2015’s “Best Books of the Year” by the Chicago Book Review. His newest memoir — October Song — is due out in April and has been called “beautifully authentic” by Michelle Burwell of Windy City Reviews. David is also a news anchor for CBS radio and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.

Meeting attendees are encouraged to bring writing paper for a writing exercise prior to Berner’s presentation.