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The Writing Life

The Editor Is In: An Interactive Seminar with Walter Bode (10/24/19 session)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | advance registration required
Books Walter Bode edited have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this seminar, he’ll help writers find the most effective words and make the best use of them – based on participants’ own writing samples.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Workshop: Miral Sattar, Why Writers Need to Learn About SEO and Getting Found on Google (October 29 session)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | advance registration required
The higher your search ranking, the more likely your website will be found. In this talk, Miral Sattar will show you best practices for optimizing your web pages and getting the best results from searches on Google and Amazon so writers can get found, read, and followed.
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The Writing Life

Live from the Library, Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Members’ Room open to the public | $15 per person | advance registration required
Library members read from their own short stories, novels, poetry, criticism, memoir, and plays. Refreshments and wine will be served.
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The Writing Life

Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King: A Novel

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | advance registration required
A gripping novel set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (11/8/19 session)

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and educator Carol Weston.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Workshop: Miral Sattar, Why Writers Need to Learn About SEO, Voice Search, and Getting Found on Google (December 10 session)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | advance registration required
The higher your search ranking, the more likely your website will be found. In this talk, Miral Sattar will show you best practices for optimizing your web pages and getting the best results from searches on Google and Amazon so writers can get found, read, and followed.
Read More >

The Writing Life

The Editor Is In: An Interactive Seminar with Walter Bode (12/12/19 session)

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | advance registration required
Books Walter Bode edited have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this seminar, he’ll help writers find the most effective words and make the best use of them – based on participants’ own writing samples.
Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (12/13/19 session)

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and educator 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.

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