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The 2022-23 Writer in Residence, Kristine Scarrow, will be leading various writing workshops for teens and adults this fall at the library.

Writing Programs & Workshops

Drop in and join Kristine Scarrow for writing tips, fun writing exercises and an option to share your work alongside other teen writers.

Teens
Oct 16, Nov 20 & Dec 4 / 2—4pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

Learn new, fun and easy journal techniques from Kristine Scarrow that will help you with time management and goal setting. These goals can be applied to your work life, personal life and writing goals.

Adults recommended
Sep 25 / 2 – 4pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

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Have you always wanted to write for children? Do you have a great idea for a picture book or perhaps a middle grade novel? Do you aspire to write for teens?

Kristin Scarrow will cover the basics of children’s writing and the conventions of the genre.

Adults Recommended
Oct 11 / 7 – 9pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

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Are you finding it challenging to stay connected to your job? Has the pandemic or other factors contributed to a feeling of burnout?

Join Kristine Scarrow to explore how to reconnect to the work you do through a series of gentle writing exercises in this two-part series.

Adults recommended
Oct 18 & 25 / 7 – 9pm
Round Prairie Library

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Learn how writing and stories can help heal the ugly narratives we tell ourselves. In this two-part series, you’ll learn writing tips on how to manage complicated emotions that come from pain and trauma, allowing you to emerge stronger. Great for those with an interest in journal writing, memoir writing or those who want to explore how to use writing to heal.

Adults recommended
Oct 30 & Nov 6 / 2 – 4pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

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Create multi-dimensional characters your readers won’t soon forget. Craft a detailed scene that will fully immerse your reader.

Kristine Scarrow will help you through fun writing exercises designed to show off your writing skills.

Adults recommended
Nov 1 / 7 – 9pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

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How can you master one of the trickiest parts of writing? We’ll talk it out (pun intended).

Join Kristine Scarrow to do a deep dive into dialogue.

Adults recommended
Nov 22 / 7 – 9pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

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