March 13: Keith is presenting and reviewing three chapters of his novel What He Said at the Intermediate Fiction Writers Workshop at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library located on Green Road. He will also answer questions related to getting published. This Workshop is 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
April 18: Keith is attending the Stewart O’Nan book talk at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library as part of the library’s visiting writers program. This seminar is 7:00 PM.
April 27: Keith is attending the Western Reserve Writers Conference at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library to discuss writing, publishing, and copyright laws with other writers. This Conference is 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
May 3: Keith is speaking and presenting at the Lakeland Community College Part-Time Faculty Appreciation Dinner. The subject of his talk focuses on teaching at the college level and honoring selected faculty. This dinner begins at 6:00 PM.
Unlike an average career day where students only learn about careers, the two-day speaking series taught them several lifelong lessons.
Riverside College and Career Readiness Coordinator Keith Manos, who organized the event, said it was designed to examine careers in business, learn about necessary career skills and focus on the concepts learned in class.
The speakers were recruited through the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce and Riverside Business Advisory Committee.
The panel included entrepreneurs, insurance specialists, financial advisers and banking professionals.
While many of the students did not aspire to enter the insurance industry, they learned a lot from Bradford Boergert, owner of Boergert Wright Insurance in Painesville and independent insurance agent. All of the students who had cars were all ears when Boergert explained how to file an automobile claim and what happens if the insurance company cancels the customer.