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    Free-For-All Events

    Change in plans! Let’s not try to be too formal and regimented in these difficult times. So, until some future time, we are pausing our “genre curriculum” and instead will offer, at the same dates and times, fun and mind-stretching live prompt writing opportunities. Follow the Events page for details of dates and times. We hope you’ll join us!

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    Virtually There Readings

    Earlier this month, some of the writers and poets who contributed to the first three issues of Bluff & Vine got together to do a live online reading called Virtually There. If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry—we’ll be sharing each reading over the next couple of weeks on the B&V website and Facebook page. And subscribe to the Keuka Writes YouTube channel!

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    Sci-Fi Class Update!

    Because of stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this month’s genre class on sci-fi writing is going to be conducted online! The class has moved from April 14 to April 21. Check out our events calendar here or on our Facebook page for more details. To join the class, use this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96925351750 Set phasers to stun, and get your camera and microphone ready!

  • Announcements,  Events,  Fiction

    The Year of Genre

    Welcome to 2020, friends! We’re going to spend the year investigating genre, and we hope you’ll join us. If you’ve wanted to try your hand at writing fantasy, mystery, romance, a western, sci-fi, or children’s lit, this series is made for you. But wait—there’s more! We’re also going to have classes on historical fiction, superhero stories, magical realism, dystopian tales, and even fan fiction. And in October, we’re back at it with the Haunted Inkwell V, this time focused on (you guessed it!) writing horror. Head over to our Events page for all the details of date, time, and place. Get your pens and pencils ready for an exciting year…

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    Banned Books Week Month

    Welcome to September. Yeah, we’re bummed that summer went by so fast, but then again, fall is our favorite time of year! Check out this month’s podcast, where we talk about all the great programming happening at the Penn Yan Public Library, and Alex shares some important thoughts about Banned Books Week Month. Enjoy! http://keukawrites.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Cardis-and-Convos-Sept-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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    Meet the Capital F Friends

    It’s been a minute, but we’re back with a new episode of PYPL’s Cardigans and Conversations! Come for the chat with Alex, Sarah, and Bethany as they discuss August happenings at the library and beyond, and stay for special guests from the Friends of the Library. Click to listen! http://keukawrites.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Cardis-and-Convos-5-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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    Free February Fun

    Here we are in the second month of 2019 already. How did that happen? If you’re looking for an escape from the gloom and chill of winter, the Penn Yan Public Library has you covered! Alex and Sarah are here to tell you all about the adult and children’s activities going on at the library this month… over fifty free, fun things to keep you engaged, entertained, and educated. Click to listen! http://keukawrites.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/February-Cardigans-Final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

  • Announcements,  Events,  Fiction

    Workshops for 2019

    Welcome to the new year, friends. We’ve just finalized our workshops for 2019, and we’re excited to announce something new: Fiction 101! Every month (save October—more about that in a minute), we’ll be discussing another element of fiction writing, from character to voice, from setting to dialogue. Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper, because we’ll be asking you to participate in writing exercises each session, too! Oh, and about October? The Haunted Inkwell will be back for its fourth frightening year! Check out all of our events—including dates, times, and locations*—in the Events calendar, linked at the top of the page. And, as always, you can RSVP to…

  • Announcements,  Bluff & Vine,  Events,  Literature

    Bluff & Vine Issue Two Party!

    Last night we held a reception for Issue Two of Bluff & Vine (Keuka Lake’s one and only literary magazine!) at the Arc of Yates. Authors mingled with members of the public, who came out to support the local literary community. And we are thrilled to announce that at last night’s event, Keuka Writes donated $1,000 in proceeds to our artistic partners at SkylArc Studio at the Arc. We couldn’t build Bluff & Vine without them! Check out pictures of the event here.

  • Podcasts,  PYPL's Cardigans and Conversation

    Year-End Updates

    Hard to believe, but 2018 is on the way out! In this year’s final episode of PYPL’s Cardigans and Conversations, local librarians Sarah Creveling and Alex Andrasik talk about upcoming events, share a local news item, let us know what they’re reading, and say goodbye to a pop-culture icon. Grab something hot to drink, find a cozy place to sit, and have a listen. The podcast will be back in 2019!