Library EventTeen Writing Workshop--Publish Your Writing in the Literary Kiosk!

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

12/07/2019 1:00pm 12/07/2019 2:00pm Teen Writing Workshop--Publish Your Writing in the Literary Kiosk! What is the Literary Kiosk? The Literary Kiosk is an amazing machine that spits out flash fiction, poetry, and short essays at the push of a button. It lives in the public library and anyone can access it. It’s like an arcade game for reading (SPOILER: there are no losers)! How can you get YOUR writing in this incredible device? Come to the teens (grades 7-12) Literary Kiosk writing workshop! Hosted by two University of Iowa students, the workshop will help you turn your literary ambitions into 8,000-character submissions. Join Sarah Weeks and Ajla Dizdarevic on 12/7 from 1-2 pm for generative writing exercises and on-the-spot work-shopping. Bring your favorite writing medium—pens, pencils, papers, or laptops—and be ready to write. You can also bring a finished 8,000-character submission! Once your piece is ready, you can submit it for publication in the Literary Kiosk—and your friends & family can press the button and hope it pops out! Help us showcase the local writing talent in our city. Join us! For more information, contact Sarah and Ajla at sarah-weeks@uiowa.edu and ajla-dizdarevic@uiowa.edu. This event is cosponsored by The Iowa City Public Library, the University of Iowa Libraries, the UI Dept of Rhetoric and the UNESCO City of Literature. This event is for teens in grades 7-12 only. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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What is the Literary Kiosk? The Literary Kiosk is an amazing machine that spits out flash fiction, poetry, and short essays at the push of a button. It lives in the public library and anyone can access it. It’s like an arcade game for reading (SPOILER: there are no losers)!

How can you get YOUR writing in this incredible device?

Come to the teens (grades 7-12) Literary Kiosk writing workshop! Hosted by two University of Iowa students, the workshop will help you turn your literary ambitions into 8,000-character submissions.

Join Sarah Weeks and Ajla Dizdarevic on 12/7 from 1-2 pm for generative writing exercises and on-the-spot work-shopping. Bring your favorite writing medium—pens, pencils, papers, or laptops—and be ready to write. You can also bring a finished 8,000-character submission!

Once your piece is ready, you can submit it for publication in the Literary Kiosk—and your friends & family can press the button and hope it pops out! Help us showcase the local writing talent in our city. Join us!

For more information, contact Sarah and Ajla at sarah-weeks@uiowa.edu and ajla-dizdarevic@uiowa.edu.

This event is cosponsored by The Iowa City Public Library, the University of Iowa Libraries, the UI Dept of Rhetoric and the UNESCO City of Literature. This event is for teens in grades 7-12 only.

This event is open to the public.