Whether you're penning the next Great American novel, becoming the next self-help guru or simply exploring the craft, find everything you need to create, share and discover great writing. From online self-publishing platforms and how-to tutorials to events and resources, discover the "write stuff" with JCPL.
The Colorado Author Project
Keep your writing fresh this spring!
The Colorado Author Project helps local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books.
Submit your original adult or young adult fiction project, and you could earn such honors like a $1000 cash award, inclusion in Library Journal, opportunities to earn royalties and more! Projects must be indie-published, written by a Colorado resident and available as ePUB or PDF file.
Use our BiblioBoard writing tools to submit your project to the Colorado Author Project by May 31, 2022.
Writing Resources from the Library
Authors at JCPL
Learn all about writing from the ones who have been through it all. Celebrated genre authors discuss everything from process to publishing.
World Reborn with Jeff VanderMeer and Special Host Ean Tafoya
Friday, April 29, 2022
Conversations with Jeff VanderMeer
World Reborn with Jeff VanderMeer Replay
What could a “world reborn” look like? Explore this idea with critically acclaimed author Jeff VanderMeer as he elaborates on his creative process, imaginative fiction and passion for ecological sustainability. Catch up on our pre-event conversations or live stream the main event. Looking for more Jeff VanderMeer? Check out our event recap with even more question and answers with this celebrated author and conservationist.
Romance in the Rockies
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Romance in the Rockies: Author Panel
Romance in the Rockies: Robyn Carr
Get some insights into the romance genre from a diverse panel of local romance authors, including Jen Turano, Sara Richardson, Aidy Award, Jennie Marts and Courtney Milan. Then, laugh along with celebrated and bestselling author Robyn Carr, author of the popular Virgin River series that inspired the hit show on Netflix.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Western Reboot: Author Panel
Western Reboot: Craig Johnson
Hear from authors who write about the modern west. The author panel included Margaret Coel, Barbara Nickless, Manuel Ramos, Mark Stevens and Kevin Wolf. New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson, writer of the Longmire series (and recent Netflix series), shares his thoughts.
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