Between February and June 2020, writers will hold community writing workshops at rural locations throughout California as part of the Rural Libraries Tour. California Center for the Book continues to partner with Poets & Writers to provide these workshops free of charge to rural libraries and communities. Rural library staff work closely with community partners to reach adults and intergenerational groups. Each writer brings their own experience and expertise to the workshop in a unique and engaging way. Each library has received a selection of 20 books (pictured above), including titles selected by their visiting writer. Is a workshop coming to a location near you? See the list below.
|Mendocino County Library – Round Valley Branch||Susan Wooldridge||02/21/2020 (Friday)||3pm – 5pm||Josh Bennett|
|Riverside County Library System – Coachella Library||Olga Garcia Echeverria||03/14/2020 (Saturday)||1pm – 3pm||Veronica Evans|
|El Dorado County Library – Georgetown Branch||Susan Wooldridge||03/28/2020 (Saturday)||1pm – 3pm||Sharai Smith|
|Nevada County Community Library -Truckee Airport Community Room||Susan Wooldridge||04/09/2020 (Thursday)||4:30pm – 6:30pm||Megan Lloyd|
|San Diego County Library – Alpine Branch||Olga Garcia Echeverria||04/11/2020 (Saturday)||3pm – 5pm||Jenne Bergstrom|
|Solano County Library – Rio Vista Library||Susan Wooldridge||04/18/2020 (Saturday)||12:30pm – 2:30pm||Kevin Tolley|
|Tulare County Library System – Exeter Branch Library||Marisol Baca||04/22/2010 (Wednesday)||6pm – 8pm||Veronica Casanova|
|Kern County Library – Delano Branch Library||Tim Z. Hernandez||04/23/2020 (Thursday)||5pm – 7pm||Sherry Wade|
|Watsonville Public Library||Tim Z. Hernandez||04/24/2020 (Friday)||4pm – 6pm||Dolores Wiemers|
|Imperial Public Library||Olga Garcia Echeverria||04/25/2020 (Saturday)||1pm – 3pm||Ember Haller|
|Monterey County Free Libraries – Soledad Library||Tim Z. Hernandez||04/25/2020 (Saturday)||11am – 1pm||Sarah Hoeffel|
|Mariposa County Library||Marisol Baca||05/30/2020 (Saturday)||10am – 12pm||Karen Dusek|
|Mono County Library System – Coleville Library||Marisol Baca||06/06/2020 (Saturday)||11am -1pm||Christopher Platt|
|Shasta Public Libraries – Redding Library||Susan Wooldridge||06/16/2020 (Tuesday)||5:30pm – 7:30pm||Brad Shackleford|
Please contact the coordinator listed for each location or email us for more information. Be sure to follow @CaliforniaCenter fortheBook on Facebook and Instagram for the latest details about the Rural Libraries Tour.
A heartfelt thank you to the writers, library staff, and partners!
California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.