Columbus Authors Book Signing – July 23, 1-3p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, July 23, from 1-3p.m. at the Westland Area Library for a presentation and book signing by Columbus authors.

Columbus Creative Cooperative will be present with our book Origins: An Anthology.  Please stop by to see us and pick up a copy.

The Westland Area Library is located in the Lincoln Village Plaza Shopping Center at 4740 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228.

Other authors featured will be members of the Ohio Writers’ Guild (

We hope to see you there.  Please contact us with any questions.

General Interest Meeting – July 13, 2011

Our recent anthology submissions have brought in a lot of new members here at Columbus Creative Cooperative.

Following our workshop on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, we’ll hold a general interest meeting and question and answer session open to anyone interested in membership in the CCC, our mission, or our general processes.

Columbus Creative Cooperative is an organization that is open to writers and artists of all experience and skill levels.

This general interest meeting will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Starbucks in Bexley, which is located at 2450 E. Main St.

You’re more than welcome to join us for our writers’ workshop immediately before this as well, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks, and please contact us with any questions.

A Novel Approach – Announcing Long Fiction Feedback Sessions

At Columbus Creative Cooperative, we’re always looking for ways to grow and improve, and better serve our community of writers.

From the beginning, writers have been submitting novel chapters as part of our regular semi-monthly workshops, and we’ll continue to encourage this.  It’s a great way to work out dialog, muddied action sequencing and get feedback on tone and humor.

However, some elements of a novel need to be considered all at once to judge their effectiveness.  And besides, going through your novel at a rate of 2 chapters per month could take years to get through.

So we’re going to start doing novel workshop sessions by appointment.  This is an opportunity for you to have the group look at your entire novel in one sitting, and it should be extremely helpful.

Now you can get feedback on whether the clues from chapter one are panning out correctly in chapter 16, or whether the whole thing is just confusing.  You can get a sense of how many characters are too many or not enough to carry your plot, and so on.

We’ll do one novel every two months.  Please jump in and get your name on the schedule.  Priority will obviously go to those individuals who are participating and giving feedback to other authors first.

Our first session will be on July 9, 2011, I think it will be a good time.  Please contact us to let us know you’d like to participate, and we’ll get the manuscript to you to read ahead of time.  It’s a complete manuscript by a talented writer and fairly polished, so it should be a good read.

I hope to see you there.

Origins Release Event Tonight at Kafe Kerouac

Don’t forget, the free release event for Origins: An Anthology is tonight at Kafe Kerouac at 7:00 p.m.

The event will feature readings by Kim Younkin, Chad Jones, Ben Orlando and Brad Pauquette.  Books will be on sale for $10 ($9.35+tax).

Please stop by and support the local written word.

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Kafe Kerouac is located at 2250 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio (just north of Lane Ave.)  For more information about Kafe Kerouac, please visit their website

Contact us with any questions.

PR: Writer’s Co-Op To Hold Anthology Release Event May 6

This is a press release that went out today.  Please pass along to any relevant contacts.  Thanks!


Writer’s Co-Op To Hold Anthology Release Event May 6

Columbus, Ohio – May 2, 2011 – Columbus Creative Cooperative will hold a release event for its anthology Origins on Friday, May 6, 2011. The event will be held at Kafe Kerouac in the North OSU Campus area at 7:00 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind, free event will feature readings from several Columbus writers included in the recently released anthology, Origins, including Chad Jones, Ben Orlando, Kim Younkin and Brad Pauquette.

Columbus Creative Cooperative (CCC) is a Central Ohio organization of writers who collaborate for self-improvement and collective publication. The group’s mission is to promote the talent of Columbus artists, and to connect local readers with local writers.

Origins will release online and at local retailers, including all Cup O’ Joe locations, on May 4, 2011. Listed at only $9.35, with ISBN 978-0-9835205-0-4, the book will be available in paperback and Kindle Edition.

The special reading on May 6 will last approximately one hour. Books will be available for sale. More information is available on the CCC website at

Media are invited to join CCC for this event on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. with advanced notice.

For more information, to attend the release event, or to schedule an interview with CCC or any of its featured authors, please contact:

Brad Pauquette


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Origins Release Event May 6, 2011

Please join us for a special reading from Columbus Creative Cooperative’s first anthology project, Origins on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

This free event will be held at Kerouac Kafe, 2250 N. High Street, Columbus, OH.

Origins features nine original short stories written by Columbus authors. Books will be on sale for $10 ($9.35+tax) at the event, or may be pre-ordered here with PayPal or a credit card.  Pre-ordered books will ship May 3, 2011 and receive free shipping!

Several featured authors will be reading that night.  Live entertainment will last about an hour.

Please come out to support the local written word, and stick around for general merriment. Coincidentally, Kafe Kerouac is also featuring tequila tasting that Friday night!

There is no cover charge for this event. Please support Kerouac by purchasing coffee, beer, wine and snacks.

Check out the event on Facebook (click here).