Calling All Young Writers!

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Dana

Daniel Boone Regional Library is hosting two different programs to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and three workshops exclusively for young writers. Additionally, we launched our Six-Word Memoir Contest for teens just last week. These events provide great opportunities for teens to get their words into the world, connect with other local authors and hone their craft.

The Columbia Public Library is co-sponsoring two events with the Columbia NaNoWriMo group:

Get Ready to Write a 30-Day Novel
Thursday, October 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Learn how to sign up, prepare a plot or sketch out a plan before you start and get tips on writing your first draft. Find out about “write-ins” in the area and meet other creative people. Adults and teens. No registration required.

NaNoWriMo Write-In Event
Friday, November 10, 6-9 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Reading Room
Finish the second week of National Novel Writing Month at the library with a special after-hours work session. You’ll be among fellow NaNoWriMo participants and have a chance to get lots of writing done. Co-sponsored by the Columbia NaNoWriMo group. Adults and teens. No registration required.


In Fulton, there are three different workshop sessions for older children and teens.

Teen Writing Workshop
Callaway County Public Library
Saturday, September 23, 1-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 1-2:30 p.m.

This series of events will provide a place for teen writers to talk about their work, ask questions, get feedback and socialize with others with similar interests. Ages 14-17. No registration required.

Writing Workshop for Tweens
Callaway County Public Library
Monday, November 13, 2-3:30 p.m. 

At this workshop just for tweens, you can learn the basics of character building, setting and plot development. We’ll do some practice writing and get you started on your own project. Ages 10-13. No registration required.

Not able to attend any programs?  The library can still help you out with some of our great resources!

Author: Dana

Dana is a cemetery scholar, lover of books, actor of plays, and whisperer of other people's babies.