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Keene Public Library Offers Fiction Writers’ Workshop Series

All Keene area veteran and first-time prose writers are invited to a series of writing workshops for advice and assistance on Monday evenings, January 6 through March 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Randy Koons, a volunteer leading the library’s writers group, encourages aspiring authors to “please ask questions, share their work, and provide insight into the experience.” Short and long-form fiction and memoir writers are welcome.

The Keene Library’s Monday Night Writers Group provides a friendly forum for people who like to write. This is a small group of people who share their work and get feedback to improve their writing. Never written anything before and don’t know how to start? This is for you. Are you working on a project you want to publish? This is a group for you. The act of writing may be a solitary experience, so this group lets you share your work with other people interested in writing. The power of the group is that you can get a fresh set of eyes on your work that may help you get through difficulties in your writing.

The group will not meet on Monday, January 20th or February 17th. The final meeting will be on March 9th. There will be additional sessions offered on May 4th – June 29th and September 14 – November 9th. There is no commitment required, although you should register by calling the library at 603-352-0157 or visiting the library’s webpage at www.keenepubliclibrary.org. Come and check it out and see if it works for you. Each week, two people will read their work, which can be fiction or memoir, and an open discussion of the work follows the reading. The group focuses on storytelling rather than grammar, so if you have a story to tell, this could be your opportunity to express your creativity.

This is the fifth year Randy Koons has moderated the Library’s Writers Group. He is a professional writer and has published creative short stories. The Writers Group meets Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for six or seven weeks in the winter, summer, and fall. Experienced or novice, all writers are welcome.

All programs at the Keene Public Library are free and open to the public. The Keene Public Library is located on 60 Winter Street Keene, N.H. for more information, please call (603) 352-0157 or visit the library’s website at www.keenepubliclibrary.org.

 

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