Bestselling author David Farland to lecture at Heritage Writers Guild seminar

ST. GEORGE – As a part of the monthly meeting of the Heritage Writers Guild, New York Times bestselling author David Farland will teach a seminar, “Living in the New Age of Publishing,” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m, at the St. George branch of the Washington County Library. The seminar is free and open to the public.

About the author

Farland is the author of dozens of books, including his latest novel, “Nightingale,” a Young Adult fantasy thriller set in Southern Utah. “Nightingale” is the Grand Prize winner in the Hollywood Book Festival, where it placed first in all genres and categories. The novel also won the 2012 International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of the Year. Farland has trained many writers who have gone on to become bestselling authors, including Brandon Mull who wrote the “Fablehaven” series, and Stephanie Meyers, author of the “Twilight” series.

Among Farland’s credits are his novels set in the Star Wars and The Mummy universes, as well as his work as a video game designer on several projects, most notably, Starcraft’s Brood War. He began writing fantasy under his pen name David Farland in the mid 1990’s, when he gained international prominence for his bestselling Runelords series.

Farland’s historical novel, “In the Company of Angels,” describing an account of the Willie Handcart Company of 1856, won the Whitney Award Winner for the Best Novel of the Year. In 1999, he set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Single-Person Book Signing.

He has also written science fiction under his actual name, Dave Wolverton, including the highly praised “On My Way to Paradise,” which won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for Best Novel in the English Language.

Farland also maintains a website that offers advice for novice and seasoned writers.

About the guild

The Heritage Writers Guild is the Southern Utah non-profit chapter of the League of Utah Writers. In addition to the monthly chapter meetings, the Guild hosts writer critique groups at the St. George Library each Wednesday at 1 p.m., and on the first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Critique groups are free to attend and open to writers of all genres and skill levels.

Event recap:

  • When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov 12
  • Where: Washington County Library, St. George Branch, 88 West 100 South
  • Admission: Free to the public

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