For Writers

Writing Contests

Enter to win $200 and share your work at a Library event!

Share Your Work

Follow our monthly prompts to share your work with our local writing community.

Upcoming Events

Meet authors, get writing advice, and connect with fellow writers.

Lists from the Local Writers Committee

See resources for publishing, boosting creativity, writing prompts, and more!

Johnson County Library loves local writers!

We are committed to supporting writers at each stage of their career, and as such offer a variety of programs, resources, and opportunities to help each writer develop their craft and grow their portfolio.

We hope to see you at an upcoming event, and we welcome your feedback so we can continue to offer programs and resources that make a difference to you.

Follow #jocowrites on Instagram and make sure to tag us or use #jocowrites if you're at a JoCoLibrary event for writers!

What's New

Scheduled: Fri, 03/15/24 - 9:15 am

2024 Art and Poetry Walk

2024 Art and Poetry Walk signs will be up during for the month of April at Strang Park. Poems by Jamie Lynn Heller, Annie Newcomer, Jared Campbell, and Morgan Schneebell, paired with art by Fred Trease are included.

Writers Conference

Writers Conference
We had a blast at this year's conference and the Redux was a big hit! If you missed us, you can watch recordings of some sessions on Library OnDemand. See you next November!

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar

Open Mic
Friday, May 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
at Bear Necessities

Writing Smart and Precocious Characters with Amanda Sellet
Saturday, June 15, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
at Central Resource Library

Open Mic
Friday, June 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
at Bear Necessities

Share Your Writing

The JoCoWrites blog is a place to share your thoughts and your writing. We provide monthly writing prompts, you provide the words! From the blog you can share your writing on social media and with friends and family.

Our current writing prompt:

Springtime. Warmth returning. Rain falling. Flowers budding. Spring is a time of renewal and new growth. Talk to us about this glorious green season. What about Spring excites you? What do you look forward to? Or is Spring your least favorite time of year?

Submit your piece and read what others are saying »

Writing Contests


Our Writing Contests award each winner with a $200 honorarium and the chance to read their work at an upcoming event. (Psst, we also have contests for kids.)

The theme for this Summer's adult writing contests is The Reluctant 'I'. Read more about the guidelines and enter your original works »

Read previous adult Writing Contest winners »