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Monday night Paragraph 3, the teen writing club at the Headquarters Library, hosted Dwayne Morgan, the 15 year old author of Destiny Star

 He gave us a wonderful synopsis of his book and it’s forthcoming sequel, Fate’s Eclipse, and then talked about how he came up with the idea in the first place.  He even shared a funny anecdotes about early readers not believing that he was the actual writer of the work. 

We talked about the pros and cons of self-publishing, what he’s encountered as he’s promoted his work, and how he’s been received as a teen author.

Hey, teens can write great fiction!  Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, S. E. Hinton, Christopher Paolini, Ned Vizzini…all published as teens.

It was great having Dwayne visit our library and inspire our group with his achievement.  

Thanks Dwayne,

Missy

…and there are lots of resources at the library to help with your noveling needs, aspiring teen authors:

Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write by Victoria Hanley

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Anne Mazer, Ellen Potter, and Matt Phelan

A teen’s guide to getting published by Jessica Dunn & Danielle Dunn

Full guide here: Paragraph 3 club resources (10-10 rev)  (PDF) Resources and books available to help teen authors write and publish their work.

For more on Dwayne, check out this article in The News Reporter .

..and guess what comes up next month?  NaNoWriMo!!!  Yay!  Check our calendar for write-in events.

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You’re here?  Why are you still here?!! 

Go look at the PICTURES!  🙂

& now there’s video of the COSPLAY RUNWAY! ( added 9-10-10)

Librari-Con 2010 Cosplay Runway: Part 1

Librari-Con 2010 Cosplay Runway: Part 2

Always,

Missy

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Members of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion menaced con-goers, to the delight of all.

Librari-Con 2010 was a great success: teens came, they saw, they danced funny little dances (“Uma uma dance” anyone?) and it. was. kinda. awesome.  🙂

We got a really nice write up in the Fayetteville Observer, too.

Librari-Con: Fans of anime, manga, converge in Fayetteville

Were you here?  What did you think?  Did you have a good time?  Leave comments and let us know, pretty please! 

Check back after Thursday, Sept 9th and I’ll have the Librari-con 2010 photo gallery updated on the Teen Flickr page! 

PICTURES ARE POSTED! 

Enjoy 🙂

Thanks to all the library staff and community volunteers who help make Librari-Con possible, and to our enthusiastic Minions (teen volunteers) for their energy and dedication.  You all rock. 

As always, thank you to our artists, guests, and sponsors.  As a public library, we have limited resources and often rely on good will, the spirit of cooperation, and donations to bring this program into being for our teens (and not so teenage) patrons.  🙂

Always,

Missy

Update: SRPE (Society for the Refinement of Polyvarietal Entertainment, and Librari-Con volunteers) has a gallery of Librari-Con 2010 pics.  Enjoy!

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Librari-Con 2010 Convention Brochure

See you at the Con!  🙂

Always,

Missy

UPDATE:

Anime Viewing starts at 10 AM and ends at 4:30 PM.
(hosted by volunteers from SRPE)
Shakugan no Shana
Last Exile 
Pokemon 
FMA Brotherhood 
Sgt Frog 
tegami bachi 
Moribito 
KaKuRenBo

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Hurricanes Diane and Earl tango over the Atlantic (August 29, 2010)

(Image by NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team)

Okay, all together now.  We can DO this. 

“Double rainbow, double rainbow, double rainbow! 

Puppies and kittens and teenagers in cosplay!”

Earl, Earl go away, come again some…NO, just go away!

We’ve already had our flood (thanks to Tropical Storm Hanna), and we’ve been through our fire…wasn’t this year supposed to have been a plague of some sort?  Peeper frogs, perhaps?

Okay.  So here’s the deal.  If you’re on the coast, you might want to batten down the hatches  .   Librari-Con will go on as scheduled unless County offices are closed, but since we should be saying “Goodbye, Earl” early Friday morning according to NOAA, I think we’ll have ourselves a wonderful time on Saturday.  No worries!  🙂

See you at the Con,

Always,

Missy

 

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Hello everyone!  You’re invited to the 4th annual Librari-Con!

There will be anime viewing, panels and forums, an Artists Alley, a Chibi Corner, a Manga Lounge, a Cosplay Runway, and activities for everyone.  This year we’re welcoming back special guests Kaysha Siemens, Eldanis Studios (featured artist), local artist Danny Hirajeta, Iron Clown Studios, and The Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers

Snow Wildsmith, blogger for School Library Journal’s “Good Comics for Kids” column, joins us for a forum, along with many other talented guests and artists.  See our website for a complete listing and for more convention details including cosplay guidelines  and prop restrictions.

See you at the Con!

Always,

Missy

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Read The Fayetteville Observer’s article on our community’s participation in the Butterfly Project. 

One teen was inspired to create a butterfly because she’d read “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, which is heartening; That kind of cause and effect fills me with hope.  After all, this project is inspired by the book “I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezín Concentration Camp, 1942-1944” by Hana Volavkova (ed).

You can submit your own butterfly for the exhibit, too.  If you live in Cumberland County, NC, drop one off at any branch location before May 31st.  If you’d like to send yours in separately or if you live anywhere else in the US or abroad, details are available on the official project website for the Holocaust Museum Houston

Always,

Missy

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