Skip to main content Today, I’m excited to feature a few special programs that our Bossier Parish Library branches have organized. What are these special programs all about? Getting your creative juices flowing. In writing, that is.
These programs seem timely in light of November being National Novel Writing Month, more commonly referred to as NaNoWriMo. In case you are unfamiliar with this event, NaNoWriMo runs from Nov. 1-30 as a sort of challenge for aspiring writers to complete a 50,000-word novel by midnight on the 30th.
And so, our Central Library has started hosting their Bossier Writer’s Guild: Write Ins. On alternate Thursdays (upcoming dates: Sept. 26 and Oct. 10), from 5-6 p.m., you can stop in to get help with reluctant muses or plot-bunnies. Join other aspiring writers for this hour and get advice, take advantage of free writing materials, try out writing prompts to help stimulate your creativity, or just enjoy a peaceful space with light refreshments for a change of scenery.
In case Central is just a bit out of your way, our Tooke Branch is breaking out the writing utensils (pick your preference be it pen or pencil…or crayon) and paper with their Journal Writing class which takes place every second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
On a slightly related note, mostly because I associate warm beverages with boosting creativity… I want to mention one other program that our Central Library started this fall. If you are a hot tea drinker, this one is for you. Every first Thursday, come by to enjoy a bit of Histor-TEA; this program marries a fun bit of history and trivia about the history and types of tea enjoyed around the world with a taste-off of some of the teas being discussed. Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. join us for a battle of the teas during with we’ll see who does it best: America or Britain. It’s sure to be full of flavor and entertaining as opinions are exchanged and debate begins!