Upcoming Events


Author Program


Pauline Bartel will present the program "Scarlett's Rules: Business Lessons from Scarlett O'Hara" at the June 15, 2017 luncheon meeting of Women in Financial Services.


In the film Gone With the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara transforms herself from a simpering Southern belle to a successful business woman during turbulent economic times. Discover Scarlett's rules for winning, gain lessons you can apply to your business and create a success action plan by tapping into your innter Scarlett. Pauline will sign copies of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) after the program.



Adult Continuing Education


Pauline Bartel will teach the three-session course "Break Into Print with Nonfiction Articles" on Wednesdays, September 20, 27 and October 4, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack (Adirondack Community College) on the Wilton campus



Today's red-hot magazine market is wide open to writers, and the rewards are bylines, prestige and money. Have you wondered how to break in? Wonder no longer. Learn the step-by-step process of researching, writing and selling nonfiction to consumer, trade and technical magazines. Discover how to explode one idea into dozens of articles (and collect multiple paychecks), guarantee that editors call you when they need a feature and experience the thrill of opening a magazine and seeing your article with your byline. One-on-one consulting with Pauline helps you move with confidence on the path to publication.


 Adult Continuing Education


Pauline Bartel will teach the three-session course "Witches, Ghosts and Hauntings" on Wednesdays, October 18, 25 and November 1, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College.


Author Pauline Bartel is your guide for an excursion into the mysterious world of the supernatural. Learn the myths and realities of witches, ghosts and hauntings from the earliest days to the present time. Then take a side trip into Pauline's personal world where she revales her own experiences with spells and spirits. Come along only if you're unafraid.  



Adult Continuing Education

Pauline Bartel will teach the two-session course "Frankly, My Dear: The REEL Story Behind Gone With the Wind" on Thursdays, October 19 and 26, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Hudson Valley Community College.


Gone With the Wind has been called "the most magnificent motion picture of all time." And milliions of fans agree. But what most fans don't know is that endless trouble and months of behind-the-scenes turmoil almost doomed Gone With the Wind to failure. Explore the intriguing history of this iconic 1939 film, including the writing and publishing of Margaret Mitchell's novel, the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, the Atlanta premier, the Academy Awards and more. This is the one course that no Gone With the Wind fan should miss! 



Adult Continuing Education


Pauline Bartel will teach the one-session course "No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book" on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack (Adirondack Community College) on the Queensbury campus


John Grisham scribbled notes on a legal pad between court sessions. Those notes eventually became his best-selling novel, A Time to Kill. Recollections of growing up in depression-era Ireland compelled Frank McCourt to write his best-selling memoir, Angela's Ashes. Is a novel or nonfiction book burning inside you? If so, learn the ins and outs of publishing from a pro who has helped dozens of students become authors. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to guide your book to publishing success. One-on-one consulting with Pauline about your project eliminates any excuses preventing you from realizing your publishing dreams.



Adult Continuing Education


Pauline Bartel will teach the one-session course "Writing and Selling Fiction for Kids" on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY. 


If you're a budding Beatrix Potter or a struggling Dr. Seuss, discover the secrets of writing and selling books for kids of all ages. Learn how to develop a compelling plot, create characters that come alive on the pag, and write believable dialogue. Then discover how to market your stories to publishers. One-on-one consulting with Pauline after the course helps you move confidently along the path to publication. The required coursebook ($15) is available at the start of class. 





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