Von's View - Random Book Reviews


94-25-2017 Word by Word: the secret life of dictionaries by Kory Stamper

You are reading this on a library website, so it seems safe to say you are, at the very least, a fan of words. Some of you may even be passionate about the English language. Some of you might inhabit the netherworld of lexophiles or logophiles, but few of us, ...read more.

Writing Groups

April Programs at CVCL and Schedule for May - August

Tuesday, April 11th 10:00a-noon: Writing for Fun Come prepared to read your recent creative work (5-10 minutes) and/or spend some time writing in the library. A group for writers, poets, and storytellers to share bits of writing, short stories, essays, poetry, and memoir.

Tuesday, April 18th 10:00a - noon Open Book Book Club A book club for readers sharing with readers. Come and tell other readers about books you’ve read or are reading.

OLLI Class - "Write That Novel Right!" facilitated by Melissa Bowersock - 4 weeks, April 19-May 10 (10-12 noon) For more information and registration see the Spring OLLI Catalog.

“Writing for Fun” & “Open Book” Schedule:


May 9 - 10:00a Writing for Fun
May 16 - 10:00a Open Book


Writing for Fun - On Vacation - Be on the lookout for ideas for fall and how this group can be re-invented.

Starting in June Open Book will move to the Second Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday, June 13 - 10:00a Open Book
Tuesday, July 11 - 10:00a Open Book
Tuesday, August 8- 10:00a Open Book

Don’t forget there are a variety of groups for writers in the Verde Valley. Cottonwood Library, Sedona Library, and Word Weavers (and more) host great programs for fun writers and those more serious. If you need contact information, send Amber Polo an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Professional Writers of Prescott Programs
April 26: Open Mike Poetry Month
May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public Bring your poetry and/or flash fiction (under 500 words) to read.
6 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library

MAY 2ND - LOCAL AUTHORS AT THE Prescott Library - PWP members will hold a Local Authors @ the Library event at the Prescott Library. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5 to 8 pm. Current members of PWP are welcome to participate in sales and readings. If you're interested contact Susan Lanning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 928-772-2444.

A NEW PWP WRITING CONTEST with the winning entries included in a PWP anthology. Fiction, non-fiction and poetry from PWP members with a limit of 2500 words. No cost to enter. The anthology will be published locally so there will be no copyright issues. PWP will begin accepting entries in May with a cutoff date the end of August. Entries will then be judged and chosen for the anthology which will be available for purchase in late fall -- in time for Christmas. Look for further details in the PWP April bulletin. It will be for members of PWP as an advantage of membership – like the workshops and author book festivals. However, anyone can join.

Amber Polo, Camp Verde Community Library Volunteer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Adult Summer Reading Program

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