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#AmWriting

2023-04-28 14:00:00 2023-04-28 17:00:00 America/New_York #AmWriting This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writers Center Conference Room (65)

Friday, April 28
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-28 14:00:00 2023-04-28 17:00:00 America/New_York #AmWriting This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writers Center Conference Room (65)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Writers Center Conference Room (65)

This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Writers write, talk, and connect. Drop in any or every Friday at the Writers' Center between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and get some writing done in the company of other writers. Bring your laptop or notebook. You'll also find other writers to talk with about your writing progress and challenges. 

Here's what to expect:

2:00-2:15 p.m. -- Talk, catch up, ask questions.
2:15-3:00 p.m. -- Write!
3:00-3:15 p.m. -- Talk, catch up, ask questions.
3:15-4:00 p.m. -- Write!
4:00-4:15 p.m. -- Talk, catch up, ask questions.
4:15-5:00 p.m. -- Write!

For writers who need to meet or talk during the writing time, we've got you covered with a Conversation Room. You're also welcome to hang out in that room the whole time, if you prefer.  

#AmWriting is facilitated by a friendly group of volunteers, including co-leader Nicole Clarkson, a novelist and poet. #AmWriting's founder and 2022-2023 Writer in Residence, Abby L. Vandiver, attends whenever she can.

The prolific Abby writes under several pen names. As Abby L. Vandiver, she has approximately 20 self-published books as well as the traditionally published Romaine Wilder Mysteries from Henery Press. In this trilogy, beginning with Secrets, Lies and Crawfish Pies, an East Texas medical examiner and her feisty, funeral home-owning auntie solve murders in their small town. Vandiver also edited the 2021 anthology, Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction From 20 Authors of Color.

As Abby Collette, she has two mystery series published by Berkley Penguin Books. A Deadly Inside Scoop, first in the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, introduces us to an MBA-holding, millennial granddaughter who comes home to run a family-owned ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

Abby Collette's second crime trilogy from Berkley is the Books & Biscuits mystery series. Body and Soul Food stars a set of fraternal twins who reunite and open a bookstore and soul food café. The second book in the series, Soul of a Killer, came out in October 2022. 

Abby's newest pen name, Cade Bentley, debuted in August 2022 with Where Wild Peaches Grow, a deeply emotional novel of family, cultural heritage, and forgiveness.

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Steve Haynie

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch is home to the William N. Skirball Writers' Center, a welcoming space for writers for all ages and levels of experience. The Writers' Center offers free access to private writing rooms, laptops, writing workshops and a special collection of materials on the art of writing.

This branch is a Student Success Center and a Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Cafe location.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the Mandel Memory Lab

Thu, Jul 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Bring 15 copies of your one-page poem for feedback.

Fri, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us to learn how to make a nutritious snack.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Call the Writers' Center up to one month before the office hours date to book an appointment.

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Tell a true, 8-minute (or under) story and listen to others' at this first ever free pop-up version of Story Club.

Mon, Jul 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Audio and Video Recording Studios throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
What's your natural poetic temperament: Story, Structure, Music, or Imagination? Understand yours and learn which ones to strengthen. All poets and prose writers welcome.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us when local author Deanna Adams visits to discuss her new novel, A Place We Belong.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different techniques for crafting handmade jewelry.

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room C (30)
10K Movement is Hip Hop & Street Dance platform designed to provide students, young artists, and the larger community with in-depth educational experiences

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tech Classroom (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Explore poems of witness and give shape to your unique poetic voice in this afternoon retreat of poem-making and community building.

Mon, Jul 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Jul 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
An immersive writing experience to unleash your creativity.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Curious about self-publishing?

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join the local literary community to honor James Baldwin (1924-1987)—iconic American writer and civil rights activist—on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

Fri, Aug 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Mon, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
What's your natural poetic temperament: Story, Structure, Music, or Imagination? Understand yours and learn which ones to strengthen. All poets and prose writers welcome.

Wed, Aug 07, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Your preschooler is ready to learn! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 3-4 not in formal preschool. Connect with other families for fun and playful learning activities.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different techniques for crafting handmade jewelry.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Aug 10, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Amp up your writing at this FREE conference for fiction writers (all levels and genres), courtesy of Great Lakes Fiction Writers. Register

Sat, Aug 10, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Take a photo on our green screen, pick a background, and make a button with it to decorate your backpack!

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Your preschooler is ready to learn! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 3-4 not in formal preschool. Connect with other families for fun and playful learning activities.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Call the Writers' Center up to one month before the office hours date to book an appointment.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovations Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Try out flying a drone!

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Learn what makes book pitches work and craft yours.

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the Mandel Memory Lab

Thu, Aug 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Try out flying a drone!

Thu, Aug 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Bring 15 copies of your one-page poem for feedback.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tech Classroom (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us to learn how to make a nutritious snack.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Aug 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (90)
Join us for a demonstration on how to make simple homemade cheese without any fancy ingredients.