Writer's Resources

Writer's Groups

Most of the Lorain Public Library System's branches have ongoing monthly writers groups to give you a chance to hone your writing skills and connect with other writers. For more information call your local branch or check out the events calendar.

Writer's Workshops and Author Events

The Lorain Public Library System hosts a variety of events of interest to writers including writers workshops, Indie Author Day events, writing contests, and author visits. Get a full listing of upcoming events by visiting our online events calendar and searching the Author and Writing Program categories.

Self-Publishing Tools

These three online tools will help you prepare your writing in a professional quality format ready to print or upload as an eBook to be reviewed by Library Journal and shared with others.

BiblioBoard houses digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world. It offers new fiction, popular comic books, award-winning videos, and colorful children's books.

Pressbooks is an online platform for creating professional eBooks and print books which may then circulate in participating libraries.

SELF-e is a collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard allowing authors and libraries to work together to present self-published eBooks. If a submitted eBook is selected by Library Journal’s SELF-e curation process, the eBooks may be circulated among participating public libraries across the U.S. and Canada.

Ohio Center for the Book is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, literacy, and libraries to Ohio’s citizens and the book community at large while maintaining a growing collection of fiction and non-fiction books written by Ohio authors. This circulating collection is housed in the Literature Department at the Cleveland Public Library.