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Keene Public Library Offers Fiction Writers' Workshop Series, Thursdays through June 30 at 6 p.m.

Veteran and first-time writers  looking for advice and assistance are invited to a virtual series of writing workshops on Thursday evenings, May 5 through June 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. Volunteer facilitator Randy Koons 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 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 group's power is to get a fresh set of eyes on your work that may help you get through difficulties in your writing.

There is no commitment required, although you should register by calling the library at 603-352-0157 or visiting the library's online calendar Writers can meet in person or join through a Zoom link. When you register through the library's website, you will be sent the link.

Register, log in and check it out to 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 seventh 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 on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 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. Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter Street, Keene, N.H. for more information, please call (603) 352-0157.

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