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Paul Mosier

NaNoWriMo Kick off Party
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:00  - 8:00 p.m.

Get ready to write with author Paul Mosier (HarperCollins)! Mosier, author of middle-grade novel Train I Ride, will discuss how NaNoWriMo launched his novel writing career. Stick around for an author Q & A. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more....


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Tempe Book Festival
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Tempe Book Festival is an annual event intended to celebrate reading, writing, and a love for books. The Festival brings together local authors, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, youth story times, and more! Learn more....


NaNoWriMo LogoNaNoWriMo Write-Ins
November 2017
Sunday afternoons & Monday evenings

A NaNoWriMo "Write-In" is a place where participants can meet and work on their novels as a group. Writers will have access to the Friends of the Library Connections Café upstairs (food and drink are permitted), as well as lots of space with tables, chairs, and outlets to write. Learn more....


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Library Comicon
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fans of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Wholocks and even Trekkies are invited to gather at the Tempe Public Library in costume for a celebration of pop culture.  Speakers, artists and writers will be present to discuss and sell their work. There will be a costume contest sponsored by Phoenix Comicon and activities for children too. Learn more....


Tempe Community Writing Contest

Tempe Community Writing Contest & Cover Contest
Accepting submissions January 8 to February 19, 2018

The Tempe Community Writing Contest accepts submissions of original works of fiction, creative nonfiction (including memoirs and essays) or poetry for the Tempe Writer's Forum. The writings of high school students, college students, and adults will be represented.  Learn more...