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Northbrook Writes

Calling All Writers!

Northbrook Writes LogoNorthbrook Public Library provides free writing workshops led by a variety of talented instructors. Join the Northbrook Writes email list.

Northbrook Writes Author-Led Writing Workshops

Unleash your creativity! Held in partnership with StoryStudio Chicago, these live, online workshops give you the opportunity to learn from talented authors and engage with instructors and other participants. Register in advance to receive the link to join the session. Please note that these workshops will not be recorded. Learn more about our partnership with StoryStudio Chicago.

Building Tension and Suspense in Fiction with Susanna Calkins (Virtual)

The award-winning author of the Lucy Campion series will explain strategies for creating and heightening your readers’ anticipation (for any genre).
Thursday, September 14, 7:00-8:30pm, Online

Register to attend online 

Plot Points for Middle Grade & YA Novels with James Klise (Virtual)

It can be challenging to write for teens and young adults. The award-winning author will explain how to devise successful plots for younger readers.
Tuesday, September 26, 7:00-8:30pm, Online

Writing for Teens and Middle-Grade Readers with Jessie Ann Foley (Virtual)

The Printz Honor-winning author will share 10 guidelines for writing for teens and middle-grade readers. 
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00-8:30pm, Online







Check out featured Northbrook authors! 

Discover local content from self-published authors and top indie eBooks. Visit BiblioBoard on any web browser, or download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android, or Kindle device. Interested in having your book featured or published? Try!

Resources for Writers

Pressbooks is a suite of resources—available to everyone in Illinois at no charge—that supports local authors with publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. Use Inkie tools to create an e-book from your manuscript and then share your book through libraries. You can also read books by local authors on Indie Illinois.
Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit. Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android, or Kindle device now, or visit BiblioBoard on any web browser.