Community Novel Project

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Create the 2015 Community Novel

  • Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Noon-2 p.m.
  • Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Learn self-publishing from start to finish with the library’s Community Novel editorial team. You’ll work with other writers to write, edit and publish a teen novel set in Topeka. Bring your premise ideas for a futuristic choose-your-own-adventure. Learn more at

We can’t tell you more yet, because we don’t know what is coming next. Each author will have a week to add their chapter to the developing story before passing the manuscript forward to the next author. Writers can include details as breadcrumbs, so that the authors who write later chapters can use features from earlier chapters to advance the story. Each author will set things up for future authors to take the story in new directions, challenge the characters and strengthen the emerging plot. It’s going to be a wild and creative ride, and you can read each chapter as it is published!  Learn more about the Community Novel Project or contact Project Organizers Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson