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Crafting Novels

Inspiration for Writers

Happy NaNoWriMo!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), originated as a writing challenge in 1999 and has since been established as a movement observed in November of each year. 

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All its Phases by Ida B. Wells

Ida B.Wells:Telling the Truth and Sharing the Story

Read the Writing of a 'Courageous Black Woman Journalist'

We've seen racial injustice captured online. We've watched uprisings on cell phone video. This sort of democratized reporting highlights the reality of racism and the importance of storytelling.  But before the cell phone, there was Ida B. Wells.

Secrets of Podcasting: Audio Blogging for the Masses by Bart G. Farkas

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Start Your Podcast Today!

"There's an app for that!" Well, there's a podcast for that, too!  From business to hobbies, podcasts are EVERYWHERE.  What's your podcast idea? Want to learn more? Here's a collection of e-books (and an audiobook) to get you started.

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Biographies and Autobiographies of Fascinating Female Writers

Famous books have a way of gripping us and holding on long after we finish them. But what about the lives of the authors who wrote them? Their lives can give new insights into their books and are as fascinating as their words.  The following is a list of biographies and autobiographies that chronicle the lives of amazing women writers.

Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic:Tell Your Story

Write.Right.Rite - New Video Series to Jump Start Your Creativity

Have you always wanted to write? If so, check out Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic:Tell Your Story activities to jump start your creativity.

Look both ways: a tale told in ten blocks

Spotlight on Jason Reynolds

Are you interested in learning how to write? If so, you might be interested in the Grab the Mic initiative presented by Jason Reynolds at the Library of Congress. In this series, Jason Reynolds will talk to young people directly and present various activities to help build your creativity.

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Andrew Carnegie Medals 2020

During the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, the winners of the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced. The winners will received their prizes in June.  Below are the winning titles.  Copies are available to check out and download from the library. Fiction

Diamond Newman ReadFeed What Editors Do edited by Peter Ginna

Reading About Writing

Elevating your writing while appreciating the craft

Do you like writing? Do you love exploring the craft? Guess what? We have books for that!  What Editors Do: The Art, Craft & Business of Book Editing  edited by Peter Ginna

Bronze coin-shaped medal suspended on a multicolored ribbon.

Honoring Your Service: African Americans in the Military

A Black History Month Event featuring a day-long series of programs honoring Black Vets

On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Woodridge Library will celebrate African American Veterans with a day-long series of activities: Tell Your Story Participate in the Library of Congress' Veteran's History Project by contributing to the audio archive. Trained interviewers will be available to take oral histories from participants. For an appointment, please contact David Quick at david.quick2@dc.gov. Precious Objects

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