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The Writing Life

Writing Life Poetry Workshop: Write What Life Feels Like Now with Esther Cohen

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 3:00pm | Separate sessions | open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
We're all inside. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
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The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: C.S. Hanson, The Art and Craft of the Ten-Minute Play

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 per person | registration required
The Events Department is in touch with registrants regarding an online format for the March and April sessions of this workshop. With questions, email events@nysoclib.org.
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The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: C.S. Hanson, The Art and Craft of the Ten-Minute Play

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 per person | registration required
The Events Department is in touch with registrants regarding an online format for the March and April sessions of this workshop. With questions, email events@nysoclib.org.
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The Writing Life

Canceled: Prompt! with Carol Weston (4/10/20 session)

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Prompt! will return when regular Library events resume.
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The Writing Life

Live from Your Living Room

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00pm | Open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and join us from your couch or kitchen table to watch Library members read new and recent work.
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The Writing Life

Postponed: Sallie Bingham, Gerri Hirshey, and Janice P. Nimura, Discovering Women's Lives

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:30pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
This event will be re-announced with a new date for fall 2020.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Poetry Workshop: Write What Life Feels Like Now with Esther Cohen

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 3:00pm | Separate sessions | open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
We're all inside. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: C.S. Hanson, The Art and Craft of the Ten-Minute Play

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 per person | registration required
The Events Department is in touch with registrants regarding an online format for the March and April sessions of this workshop. With questions, email events@nysoclib.org.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: C.S. Hanson, The Art and Craft of the Ten-Minute Play

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 per person | registration required
The Events Department is in touch with registrants regarding an online format for the March and April sessions of this workshop. With questions, email events@nysoclib.org.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: Gessy Alvarez: The Tip of the Iceberg: An Introduction to Flash Fiction

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
This course will explore the growing popularity of flash fiction and examine how the elements of traditional storytelling like character, conflict, and plot play out in a condensed form with the editor-in-chief of the journal DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT.
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The Writing Life

Canceled: Prompt! with Carol Weston (5/8/20 session)

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Prompt! will return when regular Library events resume.
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The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: Gessy Alvarez: The Tip of the Iceberg: An Introduction to Flash Fiction

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
This course will explore the growing popularity of flash fiction and examine how the elements of traditional storytelling like character, conflict, and plot play out in a condensed form with the editor-in-chief of the journal DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: Gessy Alvarez: The Tip of the Iceberg: An Introduction to Flash Fiction

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
This course will explore the growing popularity of flash fiction and examine how the elements of traditional storytelling like character, conflict, and plot play out in a condensed form with the editor-in-chief of the journal DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Now Online: Workshop: Gessy Alvarez: The Tip of the Iceberg: An Introduction to Flash Fiction

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00pm | Online | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
This course will explore the growing popularity of flash fiction and examine how the elements of traditional storytelling like character, conflict, and plot play out in a condensed form with the editor-in-chief of the journal DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (6/12/20 session)

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and advice columnist Carol Weston.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (7/10/20 session)

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and advice columnist Carol Weston.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (8/14/20 session)

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and advice columnist Carol Weston.
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Exhibitions

The Library showcases our historic collections and the literary culture of the city with themed public exhibitions on the second floor. Exhibitions are offered for six to twelve months, and both members and nonmembers are welcome to drop by any time the Library is open.

Current Exhibition: