Indie Author Day

If you have ever wanted to know what it would be like to write a book and publish it yourself, here is your chance to have your questions answered! Join us at the Martha Cooper Library on Saturday, October 8 from 2-4 pm to celebrate the inaugural Indie Author Day! Self-publishing has changed a great deal in […]

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Libraries remain a place of refuge, and other lessons learned as writer in residence

We bid a fond adieu to Janni Lee Simner, our first Writer in Residence, who's spent the last three months working with writers at all stages in nearly every aspect of the craft. Our gratitude goes out to Janni, who took the time to pen this thoughtful goodbye and share some of the lessons she'll be taking away with […]

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Read, write, and fall in love with poetry this April!

PCPL has poetry for everyone, whether you’re a writer, a reader, or just a poetry dabbler. For writers, A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver provides inspirational and philosophical guidance, while The Poetry Home Repair Manual will help the budding writer stay on track – that is, edit… Intellectuals should read The Sounds of Poetry by former poet […]

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Mission Library Partners with Community Storytelling Project, Dímelo

Mission Library has partnered with Arizona Public Media on a community storytelling project called Dímelo Stories. The project invites members of the community to share anonymous, personal stories from their lives in Story Mailboxes placed around the community. The stories can be written in English or Spanish and will be shared on the radio, online, […]

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Ode to NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo. The Scent of freshly brewed coffee, the Anticipation for the next word as you Sit at your desk, Pull your chair in close. Chocolate and candy on Standby, waiting for your Fingers as they finish 100 words… 1,000 words… 10,000 words… 50,000 words and oh The reward for 50,000 is so Good! Oh, so […]

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NaNoWriMo: Prep Phase

National Novel Writing Month starts in under a month, and we know what that means! The Prep Phase has begun. (If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out my last post!) There are two kinds of people when it comes to NaNo-ing: the Planner and the Pantser. Different people find that different things […]

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For Aspiring Writers

Stephen King's On Writing is a short book about the famous author’s methods, tips, and insights on the craft of writing. The beginning of the book is about Stephen King’s early life and his struggles during that time, offering insight into what made him into the writer he is now. The rest of the book is about […]

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