Writing & Publishing

Workshops & Programs

Writing Lab

at Main Library

The Writing Lab at Main Library supports local authors who are seeking to improve their craft in creative writing, poetry and technical writing.

Our writing workshops are a great way to commit to a schedule, meet other writers and help your project become a reality. Bring a writing sample to share and join others in their writing process.

Find an upcoming workshop below.

Upcoming Programs

Getting Ready for Grants

Wednesday Jan. 22
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Sanger

In this workshop we will examine what grants are and how they work.

Event Details for Getting Ready for Grants

Thursday Afternoon Teen Writers Group

Thursday Jan. 23
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Love to write? Bring your creative ideas, get feedback and have some fun. It doesn't matter if you've been writing for years or are just getting started. This club is for writers like you!

Event Details for Thursday Afternoon Teen Writers Group

Writing Retreat

Thursday Jan. 23
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution to write the next great American Novel, a chapbook of poetry, or collect your memoirs? Find solace in your work while enjoying the silent company of others.

Event Details for Writing Retreat

Resume A-B-C

Monday Jan. 27
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Make sure your resume is the best it can be . Bring a printed copy of your resume and/or cover letter for our expert to review spelling and grammar.

Event Details for Resume A-B-C

Teen HQ

Thursday Jan. 30
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

You have questions! Buying a car, writing a resume, finding a job, paying for college; ask us to help you find the answers you need. Each session we’ll tackle one more hurdle to master being an adult.

Event Details for Teen HQ

Poetry Writing Workshop

Thursday Jan. 30
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Poetry Writing workshops are a great way to commit to a schedule, learn about different genres, meet other writers and help your project become a reality.

Event Details for Poetry Writing Workshop


Writing tips and resources to inspire your next writing adventure.

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Continue Reading: Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available

Learn more about creating powerful plots for your next novel by exploring writing elements like story setting, plot and characters.

Continue Reading: Writing a Good Story is Never Easy: Explore Effective Plot Strategies for Your Novel

Helpful Books

Local Author Submission

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Local Author Submission

We're pleased to house the works of many local authors, artists and creators and want to include them in our collection when possible. Local authors/creators are defined as those with an active and current community connection. Local author submissions must meet the Library’s Collection Development Policy.

At this time, we cannot accept:

  • Unsolicited materials submitted by persons or publishers outside of northwest Ohio
  • Materials with obvious or possible copyright violations
  • Materials in electronic format (eBooks, audiobooks, etc.)

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