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The Inner Workings of Wikipedia

Jan 24, 2017

Fifteen years ago, the idea of a free, digital encyclopedia, compiled and edited almost entirely by volunteers, and available at no cost to everyone, seemed like an idealistic fantasy. Today, Wikipedia offers millions of articles in hundreds of languages, and continues to grow every day. And it is easier than you might think to contribute to that growth.

Although tens of thousands of editors have added to Wikipedia, some are far more prolific than others. By his own reckoning, Winsdor’s John Broughton is among the more active contributors.

Geyserville 3rd Grader's Story Gets 'Pirated'

Apr 5, 2016
Kristin Munselle

Madeleine Munselle is a 9 year-old 3rd grader from the Alexander Valley. She is also the author of a lively short story that is being adapted for the stage by a touring theater company that is heading this way.

Madeleine is already at work on her next story, “A Clue to the Truth.” The Story Pirates will perform at the LBC on Sunday, April 10th at 3 pm. 

Finding Your Writer's Voice

Jan 15, 2014
Theo Nestor

Visiting authors will be offering advice and training to aspiring writers during two upcoming workshops. On Thursday, January 16 memoirist Theo Nestor is offering a free writing class based on her new book Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Voice (And A Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon and Schuster, 2013) at 7 p.m. at Book Passage in Corte Madera.