Read Local by Tag: identity

Kent Moore
May 10, 2017

The Read Local committee is very pleased to announce that Kent Moore has won the Open Category of our The Many in One writing contest with his entry "Rooted and Grounded in Love". In it, our protagonist Grace, is caught between the conflicting identities of wife and mother. The complexity of those relationships adds layers to Grace that we, as readers, get to know, but her daughter may never understand.

Charlotte Henderson
Mar 15, 2017

The Read Local committee is very pleased to announce that Charlotte Henderson has won our The Many in One short story contest for her entry "Diversity Club."  "Diversity Club" meticulously captures the complex and ever-evolving nature of identity.

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.  

Empty, generic silhouette
Jun 4, 2016

Hi, we're the library. And you are?

Today is introduction day.

We're the library, and we write blog posts that we hope are of interest and useful to the writers in our community. More specifically, we're a committee of a few individuals who work for the library. We have different backgrounds and interests, and take varied approaches to our posts. If you read everything we write, you might even be able to distinguish our individual voices and styles. We'll say more about who each of us is in the comments, writing for ourselves instead of