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E.g., 11/14/2019
E.g., 11/14/2019

The Library’s 5th annual Writers Conference kicks off with responses to the prompt, “How has writing helped you through difficult times?” Our conference faculty are joined by local authors reading their original work. We encourage you to drop in and meet our faculty for the weekend, mingle with other local writers and enjoy refreshments and author signings.

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

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Former Kansas City Mayor Sly James, in discussion with Bob Snodgrass, will talk about James’ new autobiography, A Passion for Purpose: Building Cities for Our Children. It seamlessly incorporates the former mayor’s political philosophy and his life story into a fast-paced and entertaining story told with an informative and authentic style. James and Snodgrass will engage in a dynamic conversation that includes audience participation, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase by Ascend Books, LLC.

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Whatever the stage of your writing life, this conference has programs that will inspire you to pick up your pen. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, and seminars covering subjects as diverse as writing fight scenes, critique partner speed dating and word sprints to get you through NaNoWriMo. The conference provides opportunities to have your professional portrait taken, to talk with experts and published authors, and to network with local writers of all genres.

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The Young Adult Literary Council is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us. We meet at three different Libraries so you can find a group close by and drop in with us.

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Our 2019 Writers Conference has a day of programming designed just for the young writer in your life. Kansas City-based children’s authors Daniel Schwabauer, L.L. McKinney, Jenn Bailey and Elizabeth Bunce present on topics...

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Join author Ron Currie in small group discussions of his novels and essays. These relaxed settings permit in-depth conversation about his themes and style.

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Ron Currie is the author of three novels including The One-Eyed Man...

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Join this maker community and socialize with other experienced needlers. You can share your expertise or get advice on a new project. Some members make items to donate to local charities, spreading the joy of making. Bring your own supplies and needle with us.

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Entries accepted through Nov. 13

Dinner: Monday, Nov. 18, 6-8 pm, location TBD

Now is your chance to realize a dream of dining with a successful, published author. Enter our essay contest explaining why you and your closest friend should have dinner with Ron Currie. Currie will select the most compelling essay. Word limit: 1,000. The chosen author and their guest will spend an evening with Currie chatting over dinner. Dinner is on us *alcohol excluded. Submit your entry »

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Join author Ron Currie in small group discussions of his novels and essays. These relaxed settings permit in-depth conversation about his themes and style.

See our other events with Ron Currie Jr »

Ron Currie is the author of three novels including The One-Eyed Man....

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