George Clooney and other notables on hand as West Side Writers host Mini Writing Conference Aug. 24 at Porter Library

Are you interested in learning more about the writing profession? Then circle Saturday, Aug. 24, on your calendar, and keep the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. open that day. The West Side Writers, in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library, are pleased to present a Mini Writing Conference, which will feature a segment covering author’s rights and copyright law, presented by Steve Grant, an intellectual property attorney in Columbus and adjunct professor at Capital University Law School.

Additionally, Steve Swiniarski will have a presentation titled "World Building: Creative Settings for Science Fiction, Historical and other Genres." Mr. Swiniarski, of Solon, is an author of over 20 science fiction and fantasy novels (published under the pseudonyms of S.A. Swann, S.A. Swiniarski and Steven Krane).

And if you’re really adamant about seeing George Clooney (as well as other notables), simply find the entertainment section/movie section and look him/them up. I’m certain they’ll have a bunch of stuff there – it’s a library, remember?  

So don’t forget, it all happens at Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, on Aug. 24 running from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Heck, if you have a valid library card, I’ll bet George will even go home with you.

Additional questions? Contact Mary Wood at 440-331-1349 or email

Jeff Bing

Lifelong Westlake resident who dabbles in writing whenever the real world permits. My forte is humor and horror...What a combo!

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