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First Pages

First Pages is a literary enrichment program offered by Hennepin County Library and MELSA in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center. The program consists of free, 90 minute creative writing sessions for child, teen, and adult writers of all levels, abilities, and backgrounds. Each 90 minute session takes place at area libraries within 8 different library systems: Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties as well as Saint Paul.

The Hennepin County sessions take place daytime and evening, during the week and weekend, every spring (March - May) and fall (September - November). Learn more here.

Check your local library for information about programming in any of the 7 other library systems or via locations. You may also contact Kathryn Savage at 612-215-2590 or ksavage at 

The Hennepin County Libraries collaboration on this program is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The Loft's collaboration is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.