Thanksgiving Holiday: CRRL branches will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27.

For Writers

For Writers

Classes & Events for Writers

For Writers

Events for Writers

Local Authors

Virginia Authors

COVID-19 Important Information

We are not accepting requests for local author lobby book signings at this time. Please check back once we return to full services to place your book signing request or donate copies of your work for possible inclusion in our collection. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


The library curates a circulating collection of works by authors residing in the CRRL service area and adjacent counties.

Library visitors will find works by local authors through the library catalog and on occasional "Read Local" displays at all branches.


Lobby Visits for Local Authors

Lobby visits scheduled at least 2 months in advance may be promoted on our online listings of branch events.

Spice Up Your Craft

Spice Your Craft

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month is an annual internet-based creative writing project that occurs every November, challenging participants to write 50,000 words of a new novel


Attend one of our NaNoWriMo 2020 - Come Write In virtual events!
Keep your momentum going by joining other writers working on their novels in a virtual room. Participate in writing sprints and prompts, share encouraging stories, or just keep each other company while writing your words for the day.
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