The Keene Public Library believes that everyone has a book in them and we want to help community aspiring writers as well as established writers throughout the process. You can see what is scheduled and sign up for our events and classes online.
The Keene Public Library hosts a Monday Night Fiction Writers Group that meets for eight weeks three or four times a year.
Each November during NaNoWriMo, the library provides a writing space and treats for WriMos.
Each year, the Keene Public Library offers at least one workshop series for high school and middle school students.
While the library is closed to the public, we have found these eBooks that can help and inspire writers:
The Complete Guide to Writing & Publishing Your First E-Book: Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Become a Successful Author. Learn the differences between traditional and digital publishing and the details of the best-selling e-readers. You will employ the basics of analyzing your audience, brainstorming, writing, editing, and marketing – according to the type of e-reader. You will learn the process of getting your book published, how to change or alter the format or style of your book to match the necessities of the e-reader, and how to optimize the format of any text for e-reading.
Inspired Creative Writing: 52 Brilliant Ideas From the Master Wordsmiths. Drawing on his years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher, the author shares insider tips on every aspect of writing, from overcoming writer's block, to creating characters so real they leap off the page, via how to chose your writing style, how to develop and maintain the right atmosphere for your writing, and much more besides. Packed with practical and realistic advice, ideas and techniques, this book will prove an invaluable aid to any writing experience.
Sing Me the Creation: Creative Writing Sourcebook. This is an inspirational workbook of creative writing exercises for poets and teachers, and for all who wish to develop the life of the imagination. There are over 300 exercises for improving writing skills, for self study.
Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life. A prolific and award-winning writer, Lee Martin has put pen to paper to offer his wisdom, honed during thirty years of teaching the oh-so-elusive art of writing. Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs. Martin clearly delineates helpful and practical techniques for demystifying the writing process and provides tools for perfecting the art of the scene, characterization, detail, point of view, language, and revision—in short, the art of writing.