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Treasure Valley book events include writing workshops

Story times: The Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Ada, Caldwell and Nampa public libraries offer story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.

Camp NaNoWriMo Teen Writers Meetup: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Boise Public Library, main branch, 701 S. Capitol Blvd. Camp NaNoWriMo is the summer camp version of November’s National Novel Writing Month. Get tips, tricks and encouragement to write your 50,000-word novel in July.

Inspirational Book Club: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. This month’s book: “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortensen.

Writing Workshop: 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Boise Public Library, main branch. Hands-on program for adult writers who want to share and discuss their work. This week’s genres: fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, romance, thriller, mystery, etc.); young adult fiction.

Teen Creative Writing Club: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. Work on writing projects, learn writing techniques and read and critique each other’s work in a safe and supportive environment.

Literature in Translation: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Focuses on foreign literature that has been translated into English.

Dan Flores author visit: 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, The Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Dan Flores speaks about his book “Coyote America.”

Mystery Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane. The theme for July is “Edgar Award Winners.” Stop by the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane to grab some recommended books.

Flash Poetry Competition: 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise. Write a piece of flash poetry, no longer than 400 words. Three guest judges will provide a writing prompt, and participants will get 15-20 minutes to write. Prizes will be awarded.

Michael Weitz author event: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, The Rediscovered Bookshop. Michael Weitz, local author of “Even Dead Men Play Chess,” will be joined by members of the Idaho Chess Association, who will have three chessboards ready for customers who want to challenge them.

G. Scott Brown author event: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Eyes of the World, 1576 W. Grove St., Boise. G. Scott Brown, author of “Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World,” is holding a 50-city book and workshop tour.

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