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Butterfly Hours
Nov 16, 2016

In The Butterfly Hours, Dann uses “one-word memory triggers like ‘table’ or ‘car’ . . . as a way” for students, and eventually herself, “to stitch together the patches of [their lives].” Some of the stories shared are those of her students, some are her own. All are beautiful.

Nov 12, 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.

A clock on a wall
Nov 9, 2016

Dramatic life moments are a great source of creative fodder, and moving on from them is usually aided by processing them through creative output. They inspire us to write. They inform what we write. They heal when we write.

After the fact.

When in the midst of things, though, I find I can't write anything at all. The harder I try, the more numb I become. It's all too immediate. I can't get a handle on it, can't find words to relate it.

Eve Brackenbury
Nov 9, 2016

Everyone knows poetry is a literary form with distinct sounds and rhythms meant to be read aloud. Eve Brackenbury, local poet and bookseller, will help participants who might never have spoken in front of a crowd learn to read poetry out loud. Her passion is evident in our interview and we hope you'll join us in learning how to turn your reading into a performance.

Nov 5, 2016

School Library Journal calls Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within part writing guide, part Zen philosophy, and part personal diary. It is composed of 65 short "chapters" with titles like "Obsessions," "Listening," and "Use Loneliness," each a meditation on how to tap into who you are and how to tell your stories.

Oct 29, 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.

www.jocolibrary.org
Oct 27, 2016

If you missed our 2016 Writers Conference you can still participate by creating a story using these images.

Share your story in the comments.
1000 words.

www.jocolibrary.org
Oct 27, 2016

This prompt was posted on our book lending machine during our 2016 Writers Conference.

We're dying to know what you thought it was (or what you wanted it to be!)

Share your story in the comments.
1000 words

www.jocolibrary.org
Oct 27, 2016

This prompt was posted on our book lending machine during our 2016 Writers Conference.

We're dying to know what you thought it was (or what you wanted it to be!)

Share your story in the comments.
1000 words

www.jocolibrary.org
Oct 27, 2016

If you missed our 2016 Writers Conference you can still participate by creating a story using these images. 

Share your story in the comments.
1000 words.

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