Nancy Christie, author of The Gifts of Change (Beyond Words Publishing) will present two workshops on writing and a free book discussion and signing this week at the Open Book, 118 South Front St., Fremont.
Christie's "Rut-Busting" Workshop, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, will offer techniques for identifying opportunities for change and encouragement to get started. The fee is $25; registration must be made in advance by calling 419-332-4601.
The author will present a one-hour session on "The Art of Essay Writing" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The class, which will cost $10, will include advice on using personal experiences as a springboard for creating a marketable essay, in-class writing, a list of markets, and essay topics. Registration is not required.
Christie's book discussion and signing will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday.