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Write @ the Logan Library 2020
A day-long conference on the art of writing.

Write @ The Library Logo 2020

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Logan Library hosted the 4th Annual Write @ the Logan Library event.

If you were unable to attend, feel free to view the recorded sessions below. Also, please plan ahead for the 5th Annual Write @ the Logan Library 2021 next January!

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Shanan Ballam Shanan Ballam
Shanan Ballam was named the Poet Laureate of Logan City in 2019. She is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent being Inside the Animal: The Collected Red Riding Hood Poems (Main Street Rag Publishing 2019).

She earned an MFA in poetry writing from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and is a Senior Lecturer at Utah State University where she teaches poetry writing and composition. She served on the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors from 2013-2017.

Frank L. Cole Frank Cole
Frank L. Cole was born into a family of southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Highly superstitious and gullible to a fault, Frank will believe in any creepy story you tell him, especially ones involving ghosts and Big Foot.

Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range, which is most likely haunted. The Seeking Serum has just been released and is Frank's 12th published book and the final book in the Potion Masters trilogy. Frank considers sharing his message of Exercising Your Imagination to over 45,000 kids across the country as his greatest accomplishment.
Adam Fagin Adam Fagin
Adam Fagin is the author of Furthest Ecology, which came out last year from the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University and was named a Best Poetry Book of 2019 by Entropy Magazine. His writing has appeared widely in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Conjunctions, New American Writing, and many other journals.

He teaches creative writing at Weber State University and runs Logan Writers Workshop.

Michael McDonald Michael McDonald
M.A. McDonald is the author of an anticipated 19 books in Currenteers, Immortalim, and Highest Crown subseries of Cosmic Driftwood.

Born in California, and raised a New Mexican, he has a love of otters, space travel, and reading adventure fantasy books featuring woodland animals. He is married and has one daughter. He presently has five published books out of twelve completed manuscripts.

Amy Stewart Amy Stewart
Amy Stewart is a New York Times best-selling author, best known for her Kopp Sisters mystery series, which are now in development with Amazon Studios for a television series. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 17 languages. She has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticulture Society's Book Award, and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award. In 2012, she was invited to be the first Tin House Writer-in-Residence, a partnership with Portland State University's Master of Fine Arts program.
Participating via video conference

  • Q&A with Amy Stewart, New York Times Bestselling Mystery Author via video conference
Tyler Whitesides Tyler Whitesides
Tyler Whitesides developed a love of books from a very young age, and with that came a desire to write his own stories. While attending Utah State University, he got a part time job at Mount Logan Middle School as a night custodian. Wandering the halls each night sparked the ideas which eventually led to the Janitors series which was ultimately developed and published, the fifth and final book hitting shelves in 2015. His most recent published work was a fantasy novel for adults The Thousand Deaths of Arbor Benn.