Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2 PM to 3:30 PM Central – Martha Wells – best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author (Fugitive Telemetry, Murderbot Diaries novella, comes out at the end of April 2021), Virtual visit using Zoom webinar, free registration required (limit 100 participants); go to zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 834 0877 3051 or go directly to this webinar’s registration link to sign up. Contact Kendra (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alexys (email@example.com) for more information or if you do not receive a registration confirmation email from Zoom.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10 AM to 11:30 AM Central – Diane Kelly, mystery author, visiting the Meyer Book Club (Zoom meeting) to discuss her cozy mystery, Dead as a Door Knocker (House-Flipper Mysteries, #1); contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up
Future Visits: Please contact Kendra Perkins at email@example.com or (979) 764-3416 if you are interested in discussing a possible author visit. At this point, we are only doing virtual visits that patrons can access from home (Zoom, etc.). All programs are free to participants.
Intro to NaNoWriMo in BCS, Saturday, October 17, 2020, local NaNoWriMo regional group BCS Wrimos explained the program in a Zoom webinar (free registration was handled through Zoom).
TEENS Publish, summer creative writing program for teens, led by author Molly Blaisdell, Ringer Library, summer 2020 program was virtual; 2020 author party was virtual (2020 anthologies can be put on hold and can be checked out); 2021 program will be virtual and will take applications in May; contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Mounce Library is having a spooky writing contest for kids ages 7 to 18.
Follow the guidelines and submit your story to Mounce Library.
Age categories (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-18); one winner per age group
Length: 250 words or less
Topic: choose a spooky topic that is for children. Be mindful of how you write; we can be spooky without being profane or violent. Keep it G rated, please.
Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020
Format: handwritten, typed, or electronically submitted as a Microsoft Word Document
How to submit: Bring the story in person to Mounce Library 2nd floor Youth Services or email it as a Microsoft Word document to Elaine at email@example.com.
If submitting in person (on paper), write the entrant’s first and last name, age, and contact information (email preferred) on the back of the last page. If submitting electronically, please include the same information in your email.
Judging will be done the week of Oct. 19-23. Entries will be displayed the week after Halloween. What you submit should be your own work!
Judging criteria: originality, theme related, spookiness, story quality
Important Note: In order for Mounce Library to display your story or make it available for others to read, you need to submit an Original Work Copyright Release. Fill out the form when you drop off the story or fill it out electronically. Please have a parent or guardian sign.