Magazine article American Libraries

Libraries Featured in March Woman's Day. (News Fronts ALA)

Magazine article American Libraries

Libraries Featured in March Woman's Day. (News Fronts ALA)

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From Janet Fitch (White Oleander) to Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring), many of today's bestselling authors attribute their publishing successes to their local library, according to an article in the March 12 issue of Woman's Day magazine announcing the "Put It in Writing @ your library" program sponsored by ALA and Woman's Day (AL, March, p. 10).

"Great writers get started and inspired in libraries," said ALA immediate past president Nancy Kranich, who is featured in the issue. "Libraries provide the first sources for a writer's ideas and the ultimate home for their creative contributions. Libraries are where writers come together to learn and share ideas as a community."

The program, featuring a national essay contest for unpublished women writers, kicks off during National Library Week, April 14-20, and runs through August 1. Writers are encouraged to send submissions to Woman's Day in any of three categories: health, essay, and general reporting. A grand prize winner in each category will be published in the March 2003 issue of Woman's Day.

As part of the program, eight libraries, featured at womansday. …

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