KYLYN Festival Workshop | Stories We’re Told, Stories We Tell

This workshop invites participants to explore the narratives that shape their identities and the expectations placed upon them by family, society, and personal history. Through creative writing exercises and discussion, attendees will gain insights into the stories they've been told about themselves, the stories they tell, and most critically, the stories they want to tell. This workshop aims to:

Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing (and Had The Courage to Ask) with Brandi Larsen

In this interactive session, publishing expert Brandi Larsen will answer your questions about how the book business works. Driven by the audience’s interests, she’ll share insider stories from the center of the publishing industry and her best strategies on how you can be a part of it.

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What Is Fifth Avenue Press? An Introduction to AADL's Publishing Imprint

The library debuted our publishing imprint, Fifth Avenue Press, in 2017. With the release of nine new books in 2023, the press has now published 50 titles for all ages! If you are curious about Fifth Avenue Press and how it works, or if you're considering submitting a manuscript, join us to get answers to all of your questions! Authors published by the press will also be on hand to talk about the process from their perspective.

Transgender Day of Visibility '24 Zine Project

Transgender Day of Visibility is on March 31st, and we are making a zine full of art and writing to celebrate! Come to the library to make art and/or writing to submit for the AADL TDoV '24 Zine. We'll supply the paper and tools, and will have art from previous years' zines projected on a screen in case you need an idea of what to do. You don't have to make art at this event to submit a piece to the zine, but if you don't have the art supplies to make what you want - come to the library!

The Art of Keeping a Pocket Notebook

Pocket notebooks are a great distraction-free tool to capture things you want to remember. They can contain everything from to-do lists to travelogues to creative projects. Learn about the whys and hows of keeping a pocket notebook and leave with tools and inspiration to start on your journey. Stationery nerds: feel free to bring your notebooks, stickers, stamps, and other accessories to show off or swap!