Keene Public Library believes that everyone has a book in them, and we want to help community aspiring writers and established writers throughout the process. You can see what is scheduled and sign up for our events and classes online.
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.
Keene Public Library offers at least one workshop series for high school and middle school students each year.
While the library is closed to the public, we have found these eBooks that can help and inspire writers:
Inspired Creative Writing: 52 Brilliant Ideas From the Master Wordsmiths. This book is packed with practical and realistic advice, ideas, and techniques.
Sing Me the Creation: Creative Writing Sourcebook. This is an inspirational workbook of creative writing exercises for poets and teachers. 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 storytelling elements in short stories, novels, and memoirs. Martin 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.