Writing in a Bookstore Window: One NaNoWriMo’s Experience

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and to honor this annual challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, Appletree Books, an independent bookstore in Cleveland Heights, is inviting local writers to write in the window . . . as in its store front window. Local writers have signed up, following the footsteps …

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It’s Time to Talk: OCFB Book Sets Focus on Issues of Diversity and Social Justice

In February 2015, several Cleveland Public Library staff members attended the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s inaugural It’s Time to Talk, a forum where diverse people engage in conversations about race, discrimination, unconscious bias, and cultural competency in our community. In the same year, to answer the question presented to forum attendees: “What could you do to help …

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A Unique Space to Write for NaNoWriMo: Sign Up to be a Writer in the Window of Appletree Books

This November there will be many people the world over putting pen to paper and fixing fingers to keyboards, as they take up the challenge to write 50,000 words–in 30 days–for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Oh, the spaces they’ll write: in schools; in public libraries; in coffee houses and cafes; in bookstores and . . …

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Letters About Literature: Webinar for Educators

Letters About Literature will provide a free one-hour webinar for educators on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  Click here for more information and registration link. Full Description of the Event: Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or …

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Ready for NaNoWriMo 2017? Let’s Prep Saturday, October 21, at Cleveland Public Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. …

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Meet 100 Ohio authors & illustrators at the 30th annual Buckeye Book Fair Saturday, November 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Fisher Auditorium in Wooster, Ohio, the 30th Annual Buckeye Book Fair will be held from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. It provides a forum for thousands of attendees from all over Ohio to mingle, shop for books, and celebrate the joys of reading and writing–and meet with their …

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Author Larry Brooks to speak in Columbus on October 21, 2017

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Columbus Ohio Fiction Writers chapter of RWA® will host an all-day (9 to 5) workshop featuring author Larry Brooks at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbus (2350 Westbest Drive). Although this workshop is sponsored by a Romance Writers of America chapter, Mr. Brooks’ books, Story Fix, Story Engineering and Story …

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