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The Writing Life

Workshop: The Art (and Craft) of the Ten-Minute Play (March 7 session)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:00 PM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $60 for the series | Advance registration required
Award-winning playwright C.S. Hanson focuses on problem, climax, and resolution in the magical ten-minute play. Participants will write, rewrite, and hear drafts read by actors, as well as learn how to market ten-minute plays for competitions and festivals. Read More >

The Writing Life

Live from the Library March 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Library members read from their own short stories, novels, poetry, criticism, memoir, and plays. Refreshments and wine will be served. Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (3/10/2017 session) - Fully Registered

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Register for one or all sessions | Free of charge | Advance registration required
Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group. Use the prompts to jumpstart your writing, generate new ideas, and break out of writing blocks. Read More >

The Writing Life

CANCELLED: Daytime Talk Series: New Sectors in Diverse Books with Ann E. Burg and Christine Kendall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | Advance registration required
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - AND THE POSSIBILITY OF INCLEMENT WEATHER - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We’ve all been told to write what you know. Children’s Lit authors Ann E. Burg and Christine Kendall will discuss how inspiration, perspiration, and no small amount of magic have led them to places and experiences they never would have imagined. They’ll share their thoughts on historical fiction, novels in verse, and, most importantly, writing across and deeper than our differences. Read More >

The Writing Life

Workshop: The Art (and Craft) of the Ten-Minute Play (March 14 session)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $60 for the series | Advance registration required
Award-winning playwright C.S. Hanson focuses on problem, climax, and resolution in the magical ten-minute play. Participants will write, rewrite, and hear drafts read by actors, as well as learn how to market ten-minute plays for competitions and festivals. Read More >

The Writing Life

Literary Magazine Salon: Digging Through the Fat and Guernica

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Join us for a special evening of refreshments, conversations, readings, video, and more in our annual evening showcasing great literary magazines. Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the fourth Friday until Sun Dec 31 2017.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM, Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | No registration required | Attend any or all sessions

Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group.

Read More >

Exhibitions

The Library showcases our historic collections and the literary culture of the city with themed public exhibitions on the second floor. Exhibitions are offered for six to twelve months, and both members and nonmembers are welcome to drop by any time the Library is open.

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