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Local Writers
Jan 21, 2017

According to William Zinsser in On Writing Well, "the secret to good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components." He is suggesting we edit out every unnecessary word, making the words you do choose of utmost importance. Today, we're asking you play with words you may not know, or don't use very often.

LitFestKC Logo
Jan 18, 2017

A new event for authors and illustrators of children's books has recently been announced: The Rabbit hOle is working in association with the Kansas City Public Library and the Crossroads Academy to launch an annual children’s literature festival in downtown Kansas City.

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Jan 14, 2017

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Local Writers
Jan 7, 2017

Please don't tell my boss, but I was reading an article on LinkedIn called What to Do When You Want to Leave Your Job, But Don't Know Where to Go.

Jan 5, 2017

Each month The Writers Place brings locally and nationally known writers to present their poetry and prose in the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series.

Tuesday, January 17th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Central Resource Library - Carmack Community Room

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Dec 31, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

The Many in One
Dec 28, 2016

Here at the Library we love local authors and want to help you share your work with your community. Our 2017 spring theme, The Many in One, is all about identity. Walt Whitman once said “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.” We invite you to navigate the many identities that make you “you” this spring at Johnson County Library.  

KC Voices
Dec 21, 2016

Kansas City is home to several publications that host writing contests. While submissions are accepted from around the world, having them based here makes us proud. 

KC Voices is a Kansas City based literary magazine whose mission is to support established artists, inspire new voices, and contribute to the growing cultural conversation.

The 3 a.m. Epiphany
Dec 17, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

writersresist
Dec 14, 2016

On January 15th, 2017, in collaboration with #WRITERSRESIST, we invite you to “re-inaugurate” your commitment to the fundamental principles of Democracy. 

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