Have you ever thought you wanted to learn about being a writer? Or, do you write and want to learn more about getting published?

If so, why not join one of the "Write it Right - Get Published" lectures and discussions?

Choose from the following dates and local locations:

Thurs., Mar. 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua (570) 668-4660.

Thurs., Mar. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library, 124 North St., Lehighton (610) 377-2750.

Thurs., Mar. 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville (570) 622-8880.

Tues., Apr. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Minersville Public Library, 220 S. 4th St., Minersville (570) 544-5196.

Additional library talks are being scheduled in different locations around the area, so call Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059 to learn more.

Whether you would like to write a letter to the editor, an article in a national magazine or a book, find out how you can achieve your writing and publishing dreams.

Members of the Black Diamond Writers' Network who have published articles and/or books will give pointers on how to write for and find the markets that will publish your work.

For those that would like to learn more, the Black Diamond Writers' Network will host its second annual "Write it Right" writers conference on Sat., Apr. 16, 2011, at the Best Western-Genetti Inn, Hazleton.

To learn more about the lectures, the writers' network or its conference, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059 or visit BDWN at its blog at http://blackdiamondwriters.blogspot.com or at www.tamaquapubliclibrary.com.