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Great River Writes presents: John DeDakis

Improve your writing by tapping into your subconscious. In this interactive author chat with award-winning novelist and journalist John DeDakis, you'll learn how to blend "write what you know" with creativity-boosting practices to up your writing game. 

DeDakis, a La Crosse native, is a former editor for CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." During his 45-year journalism career (25 at CNN), DeDakis covered the White House, interviewed Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Alfred Hitchcock, wrote four novels, and taught journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park. 

This program is part of the National Library Week celebration happening at the La Crosse Public Library from April 8-14, 2018. For more information and a full schedule of local National Library Week events and giveaways, please visit: lacrosselibrary.org/national-library-week-2018

National Library Week events and giveaways are funded thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the La Crosse Public Library and other community organizations.

Whether you're working on a memoir, a novel, or just journaling for yourself, DeDakis will help you find ways to dig into the life experiences embedded in your subconscious to give your writing more authenticity and punch.