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Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport

BRAILLE VOLUNTEERS

The Temple Sisterhood Braille group is looking for volunteers to train as Braille transcribers. Orientation is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Congregation Ahavath Chesed at 8727 San Jose Blvd. Training classes for men and women over 18 are on Thursday mornings. For more information, call (904) 955-8831.

WRITING WORKSHOP

Best-selling paranormal romance author Nancy Haddock, "Always the Vampire" (Berkley Trade, 352 pages, $15), will present a workshop on "characterization" at the 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday meeting of the Ancient City Romance Authors at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Open to all.

GETTING PUBLISHED

University of North Florida professor and author Sarah Clarke Stuart, "Literary Lost: Viewing Television Through the Lens of Literature" (Continuum, 176 pages, $19.95), will discuss the process of finding a publisher at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday meeting of the Ponte Vedra Florida Writers at the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library, 101 Library Blvd. Open to all.

BEST-SELLER LINEUP

Florida authors James Hall and Les Standiford will be the keynote speakers at the 2011 Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference set for Friday, Sept. 23, at the Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine. Literary legends Randy Wayne White and Peter Matthiessen will be honored at a banquet Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Resort in World Golf Village. Sign up now for reduced fees. To register, go to fhbookfest.com or call (904) 940-0194 for more information.

MOVIE-BOOK CLUB

Read the book. Watch the movie. Discuss both. The Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., is sponsoring a Masterpiece Book Club. Beginning with Agatha Christie's "Murder at the Vicarage" on Monday, Aug. 29, a new title will be dissected at the once-a-month meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 219. The titles include: "Dr. Zhivago," Sept. 26; "Dracula," Oct. …

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