Library partnerships with writers and poets : case studies

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  • Creator edited by Carol Smallwood and Vera Gubnitskaia ; foreword by Patti Gibbons
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2017] ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • vii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 1476665397, 9781476665399, 1476629226, 9781476629223
  • OCLC ocn959536025


  • "Librarians continue to develop innovative ways to support local writers with workshops, festivals and community events. This collection of 29 new essays presents a variety of projects, programs and services to help librarians establish relationships with the literary world, promote literature to the public and foster creativity in their communities"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Academic libraries reach out to writers and poets / Aline Soules -- From fieldwork to framework : preparing for library outreach to writers and poets / John Glover -- The library as a community of writers and readers / Stanely L. Klemetson -- Bridging the gap : a playwright, sneak peak and production of performance / Jen Park and James W. Phillips -- Librarian as volunteer : United Way ReadingPals program / Sarah Cissé -- Hosting a writing club for teen writers at your library / Heather Botelho -- Writers groups at the library / Sarah Fisk -- Discovering the personal and poetic voice : encouraging and supporting writers at the public library / Diana J. Lennon -- The power of words : drawing authors and the college community together through author talks / Laurel Erin Fennell and Alda Noronha-Nimmo -- The Latino Americans : 500 years of history grant experience : a case study in cooperation / Alyssa Martin and Christopher Shaffer -- The Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series at San Diego State University : how one of the nation's oldest reading series found a home in the library / Markel Tumlin and Meagan Marshall -- Literary events at your library : best-practice tips for happy writers and patrons / Tina M. Metzger and Meg King-Sloan -- Cents and sensibility : planning the 14th Georgia Literary Festival / Melissa E. Johnson, Anna Caroline Harris, Karin Gillespie and Erin Prentiss -- Hosting an author festival / Sarah Fisk -- Papers and prose : touring literary history with students / Jennifer V. Mitchell -- The South Carolina Poetry Archives : a case study in collection development, outreach and collaborative growth / Jeffrey Makala -- Cooperation between university librarians and faculty writers and poets / Mantra Roy and Erin Vonnahme -- Poetry as the scholar's art : an interview with poet Amy Newman / Julie L. Miller -- How one library and one poet reached 1,200 readers for National Poetry Month / Diane Kendig and Laurie Kincer -- Rich soil for poetry in rural Cajun Louisiana / Patricia Brown, Maura Gage Cavell and Ava Leavell Haymon -- Outreach through play, creation and inquiry : classes and workshops at the University of Arizona Poetry Center / Wendy Burk, Sarah Kortmeier and Cybele Knowles -- Publication talks and book review workshops : spotlighting faculty publication, emerging authors and book reviews as an effective personal branding strategy / Nina Q. Rose, Raúl Fernández-Calienes and Hagai Gringarten -- How would you use it? Designing a library workshop to engage young writers with resources in their field / Karla Fribley -- A worshop is learning by doing / Rita Keeley Brown -- Librarian writer supports courageous conversations, critical multiculturalism and communal networks / Roland Barksdale-Hall -- Authors on the inside : a decade of connecting correctional inmates with writers / Daniel Marcou and Patrick Jones -- A campus or library lecture series : the perfect outreach to writers and poets / John C. Burns -- An evolving partnership : a reading series finds a home in the library / Robert S. Means -- The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame : a history of collaboration / Steven R. Harris
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