Read Local

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

Pick a  piece of artwork and tell its story.

This prompt accompanied artwork at Johnson County Library during our 2016 Writers Conference. If you missed the conference, pick any piece of artwork!

Share your story in the comments.
1000 words

Local Writers
Oct 22, 2016

I’ve read a significant number of books about writing. Some I have loved and find inspiration in, some I have found useful, and some I have skimmed because they didn’t resonate with me. DIY MFA is an entirely different experience.

http://www.danyelleferguson.com/
Oct 18, 2016

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books. She’s grateful every day to work in her dream jobs – author, editor, and nurturing her readaholic tendencies.

Local Writers
Oct 15, 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.

Oct 13, 2016

Mary-Lane Kamberg is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books, including many for young adult readers. She has been writing since second grade. She published her first poem at the age of 10. She has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas and roots for the Jayhawks during March Madness. In addition to her nonfiction books, she has published hundreds of articles, a poetry chapbook, and some short fiction.

Oct 11, 2016

Nathan Louis Jackson is the playwright in residence at the KC Rep through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program grant. A Kansas City, Kansas native, he is a graduate of Washington High School. He is also an alum of Kansas State University and did his graduate work at The Juilliard School.

Local Writers
Oct 8, 2016

Everyone has a mother. Whether you’ve never met yours, know and hate her, love her with all your heart, or are one yourself, everyone has a mother.

Local Writers
Oct 8, 2016

Last month, we suggested you start thinking about NaNoWriMo and whether or not you should participate this year. What did you decide? If 2016 is not to be your NaNo year, maybe National Blog Posting Month is a manageable alternative.

Oct 6, 2016

Sean Demory, the brains behind Pine Float Press, was the first author I reached out to when we started Read Local. His original interview holds up just as well today as it did last year. He joins us again in preparation for our 2016 Writers Conference.

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