Library to Host “Unleash Your Novel: Write, Edit, Go!” Program October 18th

Do you have a novel inside you but haven’t had the courage to write it? Maybe you’ve written a first draft, but don’t know what to do next?

Loutit District Library (LDL) invites aspiring writers to join young adult author Melanie Hooyenga on Tuesday, October 18th for tips on writing to The End, revising the first (or fourth) draft, and navigating the daunting world of publishing and self-promotion.

This is not a “how to write” workshop. This is a “I’ve started writing a novel and how do I finish” workshop, or “I’ve written a novel and now what do I do” workshop.

Hooyena’s program runs from 7pm to 8:30pm in LDL’s Program Room A. For more information, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214 during normal business hours.

Melanie Hooyenga:

Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. She has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home state of Michigan. When not at her day job as a Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find Melanie attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.
Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 132,552 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.