Twists and Turns with Jennifer Nielsen

April 20, 2017 Storytelling Wing 7:00 PM Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen. She will present on writing twists and turns. If you’ve read her Ascendance trilogy, you know she’s an expert in the art of misdirection. Jennifer Nielsen was born and raised in northern Utah, where she […]

A Writing Group to Meet Your Needs

As the leadership of the Utah Valley Writers, we strive to meet our members’ creative needs, whether that be writing craft, business instruction, or connecting with other like-minded individuals. That’s why we periodically ask for feedback from our members. What do you want from your writing group? Last fall, we sent out a survey, and […]

An Evening with Mary Robinette Kowal

How to Wrestle a Plot Out of an Idea Wednesday, February 15 7 PM in the Storytelling Wing Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her […]

The Night Before NaNoWriMo

Anyone who has ever participated in National Novel Writing Month knows that October 31st is not only Halloween, but it also marks the night before a frightening, psychedelic, month-long frenzy. Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month seems crazy impossible to the wannabe novelist. Yet, it’s just the kind of impossible every amateur writer […]

NaNoWriMo Kickoff

Saturday, November 5, 2pm-6pm Young Special Events Room 201 We are partnering with Provo City Library for their NaNoWriMo write-ins. The first event is the kickoff. Bring your laptop and join us for word sprints, pizza, and prizes. Fun for any writer, whether or not you’re officially participating in NaNoWriMo this year. The next two […]

Editing Your Book From Rough Draft to Polished Submission

Presentation from Rebecca Jamison August 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Storytelling Wing Popular local author, Rebecca Jamison, will share with us strategies for editing our manuscripts from beginning to end. She will cover macro issues like character and plot development, as well as micro issues like literary devices and how to search for overused words. No […]

The Author’s Journey

Presentation by Anita Stansfield Thursday, July 7, 2016 Storytelling Wing – Orem Public Library Anita Stansfield will offer some tips and insight to help aspiring writers, including character development, the importance of a novel’s first page, and how to create page-turning conflict. She will also talk about the unique challenges of being a writer and […]

Celebrating our Authors’ Success

Last night’s release party was a hit. It was great to see all the support for our authors and their hard work. As the writers read excerpts from their stories, we could feel their pride, and the heart they poured into their writing. The anthology is available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition. […]