Get Involved

WRITERS: Learn more about the self-publishing process, including peer feedback and editing, and contribute a short story to this year’s community novel. Contact Project Organizers Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson.


Community Novel Project and Writing Events at the Library

Self-Publishing with Createspace and Smashwords

Monday, June 6, 2016 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium 101C
Bringing your written work to market for sale and distribution has never been easier. Learn how to select a platform that fits your project. Join a discussion about formatting and publication options. Share ideas about marketing to reach readers. Register at

Marketing Your Self-Published Book

Saturday, July 30, 2016 • Noon-2 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium
Plan promotions for marketing your book. Create timelines and implement strategies leading up to and following publication. Share ideas for success with consignment sales, fairs and events, giveaways, reader reviews, rankings, libraries, and other distribution channels. Register at

And Save the Date for:

  • Local Writers Workshop – Saturday, August 20, 2016 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Community Novel Project Book Launch – Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Great Writers, Right Here Author Fair – Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 1 p.m.- 4 p.m