Share Your Story

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Join our writing festival this fall and Share your Story. Through a partnership with the National Book Festival, we have author videos from Angie Thomas, Trung Le Nguyen, and Tahereh Mafi to help spark inspiration. Writing workshops will be held, and participants will have an opportunity to publish their work to our digital book. Please watch this page for updates, videos, and information on submitting your work.

The National Book Festival takes place Sept. 17-26. Check out their website for live sessions as well as recorded sessions.

Workshops

  • We have partnered with local schools to provide writing workshops for students. Check with your school to see if they are hosting workshops for Share Your Story. 


PLOT Your Story Writing Workshop with Jennifer Bardsley

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Learn to PLOT (Ponder, List, Outline, Type) your story in four easy steps and workshop your ideas with local author, Jennifer Bardsley. All story ideas are welcome including memoirs, fiction, graphic novels, manga, and poetry.

Known for her small town romance series Harper Landing, as well as her young adult books published under the pen name Louise Cypress, Jennifer is an author who loves helping students of all ages dive into storytelling. In addition to being a former elementary school teacher, Jennifer has lead a Girl Scout troop for eight years. She writes the “I Brake for Moms” column for the Daily Herald of Everett and lives in Edmonds, Washington with her family and poodle.

4th-7th Grade: Tuesday, November 2nd, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
8th-12th Grade: Wednesday, November 3rd, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Register here.

Digital Book

  • Submissions will be made through the library’s website, and the compiled ebook will be available for viewing online.
  • All forms of writing are welcome including memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, and poetry. 
  • Don't want to get published? No problem. Write the right way for you.


Explore these book lists of our featured authors!

Angie Thomas

Black book cover of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
White book cover of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Red book cover of Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Black book cover of Blackout featuring Angie Thomas
Blue and red book cover of Hope Nation featuring Angie Thomas
 
 
 

Trung Le Nguyen

Illustration from The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Cover of the book The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Illustration from The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Taherah Mafi

Book cover of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Book cover of A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi