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Durbin shares the history surrounding his young adult novels

Friday, May 27th, 2011

After talking to author Gary Paulson, William Durbin was excited about writing young adult novels. Unfortunately, he got stuck.

“It seemed like every good idea had been used,” Durbin said to sixth-grade students during presentations at Horizon Middle School in May.

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Author Laurence Pringle shares thoughts on writing with Moorhead elementary students

Friday, November 19th, 2010
Writing is very hard work.

That was one message that author Laurence Pringle shared with students at Robert Asp, Ellen Hopkins and S.G. Reinertsen Elementary Schools during visits Nov. 16-18. Pringle, who has published 103 nonfiction and four fiction books, shared his thoughts on writing with the elementary students.

“Good writers go back over their work to make it more clear. Revising and editing are an important part of the writing process,” Pringle said.

Author William Durbin to speak at Moorhead Public Library and to Horizon sixth-graders

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Author William Durbin will share the craft of writing historical fiction at the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29. This event is free and open to all. Durbin will speak to sixth-grade students at Horizon Middle School on March 30.

Durbin will share how to use people and events from your personal and community history as the basis for writing creative fiction. He will share a collection of archival photos and discuss how he wrote and researched his novels, most of which are set in the Midwest and deal with familiar subjects such as immigration, homesteading, logging, mining, the Great Depression, and war.

For more informations, call the library at 233-7594. Information is also available online at