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Topeka Fire Fighters coming to talk to kids at the Library

Greg Bailey, Topeka Fire Chief and members of the Topeka Fire department provide mini tours of a real fire engine and firefighting gear. Saturday Aug 30 10:00 am

Forge Your Own Path

Forge Your Own Path in Publishing

R. L. Naquin wrote her first novel during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and after editing she submitted to 31 agents with no bites. She didn’t give up. Naquin submitted her manuscript directly to Carina Press, a digital publisher, and four months later she scored a six-book contract. The first book in her Monster Haven […]

storytelling workshop

How to tell a riveting story

Professional storyteller Rosie Cutrer will lead Storytelling for Adults, sharing the magic of her expertise with a crowd of novice storytellers at the library 1 p.m. Aug. 30

Publish with Smirl

Publish Your Own Book

Are you ready to publish your book? Self-publishing is an increasingly successful option for emerging and established writers. On August 23rd, as part of our library’s Local Author Workshop from 9-1, Dennis E. Smirl can tell you how to get started and how to avoid rookie mistakes that can hurt sales. Discuss differences between CreateSpace […]

Sarah Smarsh pitch blog

The Art of Pitching Nonfiction

Fiction writers get a lot of the glory, but nonfiction writers can really earn their bread through freelance work for print and online publishers. Want some tips for pitching your nonfiction work?  Join us August 23rd, from 9-1, when we’ll host a fantastic line-up of speakers at our library’s first Local Author Workshop, including Sarah […]

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Harriet Lerner Speaks on the Writing Life

Attention, writers! On August 23rd, from 9-1, we’ll host a fantastic line-up of speakers at our library’s first Local Author Workshop. Join us for a day of immersion in the world of publishing, marketing and promotion. The program is diverse, looking both at traditional publishing platforms as well as ways authors can forge their own […]