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E.g., 10/16/2019
E.g., 10/16/2019

A zine is a self-published booklet that can be one-of-a-kind or a multiple. Yours could be a narrative comic or an autobiography; you could include collage to turn a simple essay into something more enticing. We’ll have various media on hand such as pens and markers, collage materials and a copy machine. We’ll talk about formatting and reproducing media, too. Supplies provided; you can bring your own supplies too, and stuff you’ve been working on. Space is limited; please register online.

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Contest Submissions Accepted Sept. 1-Oct. 20.

Reading: Wednesday, Oct. 30 • 6-7 pm

Calling all scary story enthusiasts! Submit your own terrifying tales to our Halloween-themed writing contest. Some of the winning stories will be shared aloud in this “night of fright” special reading. Submissions, from authors 18 years and younger, are open from Sept. 1- Oct. 20, 2019. Limit one story per writer, please. Submit entries in person at Corinth Library or online through the elementia submission portal »

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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Kansas City is home to authors of many of 2018’s great books for teens. This year, we reconnect with some of these authors in a group discussion about how the writing process changes from the first book in a series to a second. Participating authors are Miranda Asebedo, ...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Leawood topics:
September: Word Wars
October: Zines as Activism
November: Slam Poetry
December: Songwriting Relay

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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.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration information »

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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.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration...

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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.

Writers Conference faculty, topics and registration...

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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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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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