SFCC Library presents a free online lecture “Michael McGarrity: How Writers Sabotage Themselves and What to Do About It” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. February 15

Preregistration required at


Who: Michael McGarrity is a clinical social worker, New York Times best-selling novelist with 17 books in print, and originator of the SFCC Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.

What: SFCC Library presents an online lecture, “Michael McGarrity: How Writers Sabotage Themselves and What to Do About It.”

The best-selling novelist will discuss the pitfalls aspiring writers face as they strive to break into print. Issues will include setting unrealistic expectations, overcoming rejection, falling into the trap of self-publishing, over-reliance on the opinion of others, a reluctance to recognize technical and creative flaws, and an unwillingness to persevere and make lifestyle sacrifices.

When:   6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15    (Preregistration required.)

Where: The online lecture will be presented on Zoom. Preregistration required at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WritersSabotageMcGarrity  Registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link the morning of the event.

Cost: Free.                                                               

Bios/Additional Facts: More information about the author and his books at https://michaelmcgarrity.com

For information about SFCC Library and these presentations, contact SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye via email at valerie.nye@sfcc.edu.


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