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.

Upcoming Community Novel Project and Writing Events at the Library

Create the Community Novel 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017 • Noon-2 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Learn self publishing from premise to paperback or ebook. Writers will create thematically connected narrative non-fiction, peer critique, revise, copy edit, layout, publish and market the book. Focus on collaboration, planning and project management skills. Register at

Writing Memoir Essays
Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium 101C
Washburn Professor Louise Krug teaches writers how to “write about something that only you can” in a workshop on crafting memoir essays that resonate with readers, using short examples of memoir from published writers and providing guidelines for new and experienced writers.

Writing Techniques: Show, Don’t Tell
Monday, April 3, 2017 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium 101B
Using the story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, Professor of English Literature Anthony Funari will teach writers to “show” rather than just “tell” important details to readers. Learn to analyze from a writer’s perspective and improve your writing. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.