Supporting Writers and Content Creation
Libraries are well-positioned to encourage fiction writing, content creation and self-publishing bypartnering with initiatives like National Novel Writing Month or hosting a Community Novel Project tobring together many authors to write, edit and publish a novel collaboratively. This practical sessionshares repeatable and scalable ideas that connect to writers and readers, while promoting your
library’s existing resources and services.
Presenter: Lissa Staley, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, estaley@tscplorg
Examples of programs and resources
National Novel Writing Month
National Novel Writing Month challenges participants to write 50,000 words in 30 days and create the first draft of anovel in a frantic but fun writing rush. Find out about the
library’s programs in support of Nanowrimo and download free
Local Author Fair at TSCPL planned for December 8th
The library is thrilled at the response to our request for participating authors and writing groups for our December 8thevent. As of the deadline, the library received over 60 applications for the Local Author Fair In addition to gathering localwriters together to showcase their published works, the library will convene a panel discussion the writing process,editing and adventures with publishing. Eric McHenry, Tom Averill and Denise Low will be appearing on this panel, soplease being your questions.We ask that all authors have their display table prepared by 2:45 and we will open the event to the public at 2:50pm.The event is advertised from 3-5 pm and you are welcome to sell copies of your books at your table.
6:30 pm Lingo Story Room 121, Tuesday, March 5, 2013Self-Publishing Fiction Prerecorded Webinar from Nanowrimo
at the library.
EDITING YOUR NOVEL
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7-8 pm, Editing Your Novel You've written a novel, now learn how to edit your own writing.Professional writer and editor Morgan Chilson, owner of Exactly Write, will offer advice and tips for editing your noveland talk about the top manuscript mistakes and steps to overcome them. Morgan's presentations are practical,inspiring, honest and motivational, Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10thAve, Topeka KS 66604
READING FOR WRITERS book discussion group
Water for Elephants
6:30 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Classic Bean at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka
“Reading for Writers” book
discussion for fiction writers to discuss Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen, which has been praised for its plot.6:30 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Classic Bean at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka - Great Gatsby book discussionfor fiction writers-http://tscpl.org/bigread/be thinking about the book from your perspective as a fiction writer. Lots of books are available for checkout from the library Lissa email@example.com