Josh Farrar, author of the middle-grade novels Rules to Rock By and A Song for Bijou, will share with young readers the ins and outs of his storytelling process at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Desmond-Fish Library.

Josh Farrar
Josh Farrar

A lifelong songwriter, Farrar will trace his own transition from writing three-minute songs to three-hundred-page novels. Still inspired as much by musicians and filmmakers as by other writers, Farrar will talk about some of the universal storytelling principles so important to all these media.

Josh will give the audience examples, too, of the ways in which a storyteller can write a novel and use music, music video, and even video-gaming to access different, deeper aspects of the same story. Finally, he will introduce the audience to some of the very real people who inspired his fictional stories, and the ways he interacted with these talented, charismatic real-life characters both before and after publication.

The Desmond-Fish Library is located at the intersection of Routes 403 and 9D in Garrison. This program is free, and all are welcome. For more information, visit or call 845-424-3020.

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