de Coeur leads a master class at EHBC Sunday

Olivier Cri de Coeur, author and TV/film/theatre writer whose name can be seen in the credits of a number of hit shows (including “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Remington Steele” and “MacGyver,” among others) will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16 to lead a master class in writing in honor of his newest book, the illustrated fable “A Tiny Tale.”

He will be joined by illustrator Margeaux Bancroft (aka Donna Cohen).

Bring your notepads and ideas, and be ready for a lively exchange with this author and educator from Seabeck. Cri de Coeur (also known professionally as Brian Lane, Scott Curtis, Lane Del and Stan Diogenes, among other pseudonyms) has worked at universities and extension program, and served as both judge and mentor for the renowned “Emerging Voices” competition at PEN Center USA.

de Coeur’s certainty is that each and every person has something crucial to say, to share, a point that must be made, a story that must be told, wisdom gleaned from experience, anecdotes at once personal and universal; characters fun and funny and flawed and tragic and not to be forgotten. Writers say the things that others feel and do not know how to say, but at times we must all become writers, we each have a unique voice, a life theme, a resonant melody that defines us and must be sung.

Come and learn how at this overview lecture introduction to creativity.

Every guest will get a free chance to win the door prize; a signed first draft script of Olivier’s “Elementary, Dear Data” a classic episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

“A Tiny Tale” is a one-of-a-kind adult fable in the romantic, life-affirming, challenging and transformative vein of “Griffin and Sabine,” proposing answers and cosmology and stairways to happiness on which every reader can ascend to find their own meaning.

In this lushly illustrated tale, the Little Thatch Man and his silly owls, scolding crickets, snoring snakes, and a rose petal clock (that knows the time, but never tells), will show you the way to unwrap your dreams and let them in.