For Writers

The 2020 Writers Conference will be held online Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15. Watch this space for updates.

Local writers rejoice! Visit the 6th annual Writers Conference website to register for workshops and Kids Day sessions, now. The conference will kick off on Thursday night with a discussion of the power of language featuring faculty members Rudy Francisco, Randall Horton, and Megan Kaminski.  Friday and Saturday will feature lectures and workshops on everything from starting a memoir to writing query letters.  Writers at all stages can find new inspiration, work through roadblocks, and connect with other members of the community. 

On Sunday, November 15, our Writers Conference has a day of programming designed just for the young writer in your life.  Explore the Idea Storm, learn how to create interesting characters, or explore the perspectives of animals!  Participants will have time to write and share.  For all interested students, with a focus on grades 4-8. 

  • Next up on the JoCoWrites Blog:

    Starting Sunday, November 1, we're offering up a short choose-your-own-adventure story journey prompt to celebrate our 6th annual Johnson County Library Writers Conference. These five connected mini prompts will lead you on a short choose-your-own-adventure story journey. We offer the choices but it’s up to you to take the adventure! Here’s how it works: Use all five prompts to lead you through a written adventure in any way you imagine. Write prose or poetry or anything in between. Aim for 500 words or less for each part of your journey. Have fun! Read more about the prompt and submit your entire piece. Submissions are accepted between Sunday, November 1 and Thursday, December 31. Three adventurers will be drawn at random to win a prize!

  • Writing Contests:

    Every month we host a new contest with prizes including a $200 honorarium and an invitation to read at a Library event. One winner will be selected from submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays. See previous winners, or read more about the guidelines and enter your original works here »

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