Find out author Dennis E. Smirl’s greatest lesson he has learned about writing, and what connection mowing the lawn has to writing great fiction in this interview — then check out Dennis’s chapter in the community novel project – SpeakEasy.
SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In chapter 11, author Dennis E. Smirl takes Ronni, Pete and Julia to a quiet interlude to share information. Their plan must be abandoned in a hurry, and Ronni calls in a favor to try to escape the approaching threat.
Enjoy an origami class Tuesday, June 18 or Tuesday, July 9 from 1-3 pm in the Menninger Room 206. Download the handouts from the class. Find more origami books in the Arts and Crafts Neighborhood at Call Number 736.982
An Interview with Diana Marsh Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I participated last year and thought it was such a fantastic, creatively energizing experience that I didn’t have to even think twice about participating again. There’s just something amazing about getting a group of people together, under the auspices […]
SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In chapter 10, author Diana Marsh has Julia unveil the surprising contents of the bottom compartment of her jewelry box. Ronni and Pete take Julia out to dinner, where they engage in equal parts historical research and banter, until a shocking phone call cuts short their conversation.
Hear from 6 of the 20 local authors who are contributing a chapter to this year’s Community Novel Project. What is it like to write just one chapter and then trust other people with “your” characters and plot? How do 20 creative types successfully work together to write a novel? Find out as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley wrangle a roomful of writers to get you the behind-the-scenes gossip on SpeakEasy in this podcast.