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It’s National Novel Writing Month!

Published: November 13, 2019

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is well underway as we near the middle of the month. NaNoWriMo is a challenging yet rewarding undertaking, writing 50,000 words during the month of November. Started in 1999 by Christ Baty, hundreds of thousands of writers have attempted their novel. Some even “winning” and finishing their novel! Writers are tracked on NaNoWriMo’s website, where you can also find writing buddies, local and regional events, the dare machine, pep talks, and much more. If you have been trying to write that novel for the past one, two, or ten years, then join us! Angela …


Local Authors Featured at the Library

Published: October 12, 2019

Calling all writers and book lovers! YDL presents our first-ever Local Authors Showcase, featuring authors from the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area. The Showcase is one of several events we’re hosting during our Grand Opening Celebration of YpsiWrites. We’re teaming up with 826 Michigan and EMU’s Office of Campus and Community Writing to support our local writing community with programs and activities.  Besides the Local Author Showcase, the Grand Opening Celebration features writing activities, the Writers of Ypsilanti, and light refreshments. Writers, come talk to a published author and learn how they did it!  Book Lovers, come support local authors and find …


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Be part of our Local Author Showcase

Published: September 18, 2019

Local authors can apply to be part of our showcase as part of the Ypsi Writes kickoff October 19.


Everyone’s A Writer: Introducing Ypsi Writes

Published: September 5, 2019

Ypsi Writes will host drop-in hours at all YDL locations offering help with any type of writing, and present writing workshops where both experienced and aspiring writers can learn various forms, from memoirs to résumés to poetry.


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Volunteer Writing Coaches Needed for Drop-in Writing Hours

Published: August 21, 2019

Do you have a passion for writing that you would like to share with others? Volunteer at Ypsi Writes!


Drop-In Writing Help

Assistance with any type of writing


Bestselling Author Elizabeth Berg to visit YDL

Published: July 29, 2019

The author of more than 30 published novels, including NYT bestsellers and Oprah’s Book Club selections, will visit YDL on August 8, 2019!


826michigan in Ypsi

Published: July 25, 2019

826michigan is excited to offer a variety of unique and FREE writing workshops this summer in the Ypsilanti community, and at several Ypsilanti District Library locations.


Kids Get Creative

Published: July 9, 2019

Kids get creative each Wednesday this summer at YDL-Whittaker with volunteers from Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing. Anyone is welcome to drop in and join the fun!   Week 1: Crime Scene Clue Hunt   Our first session, kids got to use their senses (touch, sight, & hearing) to describe things. They reached into a bag and felt strange objects and then shared ideas of what objects felt like using adjectives such as smooth, rough, hard, squishy, and heavy. We talked about how they might describe people by highlighting details about a piece of clothing or …


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