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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:

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.