McMillan Library supports writing in all its forms and for all ages. We are undertaking the following initiatives to encourage writing:
- Participating in National Novel Writing Month by hosting Come Write In sessions. Did you find our Come Write In sessions helpful? We are considering holding monthly open writing sessions similar to NaNoWriMo's Come Write In program on one Wednesday evening a month (although it might not be the same day of the month from one month to the next). If this interestes you, email us at email@example.com
- Providing over thirty instructor-led online classes on creative, non-fiction and business writing.
- Hosting author visits and writing related workshops.
- Jerry Apps on memoir writing (Sept 8, 2016).
- Misty Urban will lead a workshop on "The Twin Engines of Storytelling: Character and Plot" (November 10, 2016)
- Young Writers Studio - Do you love to write and tell stories? Participate in our Writers Studio! You will take part in group storytelling through a variety of creative writing exercises. The final product will be a recorded version of your story! Registration is required, space is limited. GRADES 4th-7th. Nov 7 - 1:00-3:00pm - Writing Session. Nov 14 - 2:30-5:00pm - Recording Session
- Wisconsin Romance Writers Panel (Feb. 9, 2016). Members of the Wisconsin chapter of Romance Writers of America will share their expertise on the craft and business of writing romance novels.
- Publishing select local titles under the Library imprint, thereby improving staff capacity, promoting local authors and building community.
Additional events and programs will be added as they are developed.
Writing is a core value, as noted in our Plan of Service, and part of our overall maker-related mission. .