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All libraries will resume their normal hours of operation on Monday, July 15, with the exception of the Fulshear Branch, which remains temporarily closed.

Libraries Support Aspiring Writers with Special Workshops

July 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries will present several workshops in July that encourage fledgling writers, or anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel, to take the plunge and pursue their dreams in a helpful, supportive environment.

Throughout the month, Fort Bend County Libraries will host programs that are intended to encourage new writers by providing tips and tricks, writing and publishing advice, and support from other aspiring novelists.

These programs are free and open to the public.    


ADULT PROGRAMS

The featured topic this month is “Writing Essays.” During the latter half of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to share their manuscripts with others and get constructive feedback.

 

In this new, monthly group for aspiring writers, get tips on writing basics, themes, techniques, and ways to unlock writer’s block. This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

 

In this monthly series, learn the basics of creative writing. Get tips on story structure, characterization, setting, tone, and more. The topic for July is “Body of Writing.” Registration required; click here to register.

 

From beginning blogger to published novelist, writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome to write, share, learn, support, network, and critique each other’s work at this monthly meeting. Writing prompts, brainteasers, and brief exercises will be available to ignite the imaginations of any and all wordsmiths who wish to hone their craft. This program is recommended for adults and teens aged 14 and up.


TEEN PROGRAMS (grades 9-12)

Camp NaNoWriMo is a month-long writing challenge that takes place every July. During this challenge, aspiring writers are free to work on any writing project (novel, poems, short stories, etc.) and set personal word-count goals. At this teen activity, join fellow writers for quiet writing time and writing sprints and learn about the library’s free writing resources.

 

In this 2-part series, teens will learn how to create graphic novels or manga. No prior experience needed. Materials will be provided.