Robin Yocum, author of the novel "Favorite Sons," will conduct a reading and workshop Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St.

Robin Yocum, author of the novel "Favorite Sons," will conduct a reading and workshop Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St.

The reading begins at 6:30 p.m. Yocum will be available for a book-signing following the reading.

The workshop, "Outline Your Story and Launch Your Creativity," begins at 7:30 p.m. Learn how to stop agonizing over words and sentences and just start writing something. Those attending should bring a notebook or laptop.

The reading is free. The workshop is $10.

Yocum's other books are "Dead Before Deadline" and "Insured for Murder," which he coauthored with Catherine Candisky.