Fort Bend County Libraries will present a variety of programs, classes, and activities 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.
- Prose Pros Writing Group– Monday, July 3, 6:00-7:30 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library (2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy)
During this monthly workshop, take advantage of the library’s space, quiet atmosphere, seating, power outlets, and snacks to kick-start your own literary masterpiece! Participants will have an opportunity to share their manuscripts with others and get constructive feedback.
- FBCL’s Online Writer’s Corner Explained– Tuesday, July 11, 2:00-3:00 pm, Sienna Branch Library (8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City)
The “Writers’ Corner” on FBCL’s website includes three unique tools – PressBooks Public, the Indie Author Project, and the BiblioBoard Library – that enable writers, as well as readers, to create, publish, and discover digital content made by and for the local community. Library staff will demonstrate the different facets of this online resource and show how it can help writers. Registration required.
- Story Spinners Writing Club– Thursday, July 20, 5:30-8:30 pm, George Memorial Library (1001 Golfview, Richmond)
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. The topic for July is “Flow.” This program is recommended for adults and teens aged 14 and up.
- Creative-Writing Workshop– Monday, July 24, at 6:00 pm, Mission Bend Branch Library (8421 Addicks Clodine Road)
In this introductory workshop, learn how to use words to sketch a story, then fill in colorful details to create a literary masterpiece from one’s imagination. Registration required
For more information, or to sign up for the programs requiring registration, see Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select the library, and choose the program on the online calendar, or call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).