Author to share writing experience

HARVARD – Author Julian Padowicz will give a talk, “Waltzing with the Muse: One Author’s Take on the Creative Process,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St.

Padowicz, a retired documentary filmmaker and award-winning memoirist and self-described “wannabe novelist” for most of his life, says he learned to manage his creative muse in the 25 years it took him to write his recently published first novel, the humorous romance/adventure, “Writer’s Block.”

Padowicz cites its sequel, “The Best Sunset in Venice,” as proof that his method works, because it took him less than a year to write this second novel.

In his talk, Padowicz will tell the story of his writing efforts and what he learned in the process.

Born in Poland before World War II and a Holocaust escapee, Padowicz is the author of a three-part memoir of his experiences, “Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw 1939,”  “A Ship in the Harbor” and “Loves of Yulian.”

“Mother and Me” was named “Book of the Year” in 2006 by “ForeWord Magazine.” In January, Padowicz spoke at the library about his Holocaust experiences.

Padowicz lives in Stamford, Conn.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For information, call 815-943-4671.