Write Across Chicago in October at CPL

CPL is proud to partner with the Illinois Writing Project for an innovative effort to promote writing throughout our city—Write Across Chicago!  In October, people of all ages and from all walks of life will be encouraged to write about topics and issues that matter to them—in small groups in schools, offices, library branches, education…
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ChiTeen Lit Fest Lead-Up Events

Chicago Public Library’s Teen Services Department is excited to announce the launch of the 2017-2018 ChiTeen Lit Fest season! Fall-spring workshops for new or seasoned teen writers in partnership with the following literary organizations kick off citywide October 7: WFMT (Talking Turntables series) Young Chicago Authors (Check the Method programs) Revolving Door Arts (We Real…
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NaNoWriMo: Work on Your Novel at CPL

Get ready for National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo, as it’s affectionately called, starts November 1. During NaNoWriMo, participants work at a frenzied pace to complete a 50,000-word first draft by the end of the month—and CPL is here to help. Join us at CPL locations around the city for: Plot-planning parties: Map out your ideas…
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Self-Published Authors Wanted!

Have you written a novel for adults? Would you like the chance to have it included in Chicago Public Library’s collection, and to get publicity around the state for you and your work? Submit it to the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project! Soon to Be Famous was created in 2013 to help local…
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December Is ChiChiBoWriMo

Join CPL this December as we launch ChiChiBoWriMo (pronounced shy-chee-bo-rye-mow). What's that you ask? It's Chicago Children’s Book Writing Month!  We are encouraging children and their families to participate by writing their own book together this month. It’s as easy as grabbing some crayons, markers, pencils and pens and putting your ideas on paper. It could be a…
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