2020 Writing Workshops in Rural California Communities

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…

2020 Rural Libraries Tour Welcome!

We are proud to partner with Poets & Writers, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers, to present poetry and writing workshops on the Rural Libraries Tour. There was very strong interest in the Rural Libraries Tour this year, but after difficult decisions, we are happy to announce the 14 participating libraries! From January –…

Rural Libraries Tour 2019 Summary

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Rural Libraries Tour! We are excited to continue our work with Poets & Writers on this important initiative that brings writing workshops to rural libraries across California. Big thanks to our participating rural library staff and their community partners. Last but not least, we honor and…

Marisol Baca at Hughson Library April 9, 2019

Marisol Baca will visit the Hughson Library on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This free writing workshop is part of the Rural Libraries Tour, which brings professional writers and poets to rural communities across California. Thank you to Stanislaus County Library’s Heather Bailey for coordinating and to Poets & Writers for the continued partnership.…

#RuralLibrariesTour 2018 Summary

The Rural Libraries Tour for 2018 has come to a close! During Winter/Spring, 10 writing workshops were delivered to 193 community participants. Librarians reached out to local groups, formed new partnerships, and provided quality adult and multigenerational programming at their rural location. Thank you to our partners at Poets & Writers and to the participating…