Want to Write?

ifyouwanttowrite.jpgAre you an aspiring writer? Maybe, like me, you used to do a lot of creative writing when you were younger but somehow don’t find the time now. Well, there are a number of aids to help you get into (or back into) the writing habit.

First of all, free creative writing classes are popping up this spring like daffodils at a library near you:

Poetry Writing, Saturday, April 26, 1 to 3 p.m. at University Branch
Start Your Novel Today! Saturday April 26, 2 to 4 p.m. at Greenwood Branch
Short Story Writer’s Toolbox, Saturday, May 10, 1 to 3 p.m. at Wallingford Branch
Writing the Picture Book, Saturday, May 31, 1 to 3 p.m.  at Wallingford Branch
All Ages Open Mic, Thursday, May 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at University Branch

Not surprisingly, the Library also has lots of books that can help inspire you. Don’t miss Brenda Ueland’s classic If You Want To Write, recently released in a 10th anniversary edition. Check out the plethora of books available at the Library under the subjects Creative Writing.  You can also look for books on writing a specific genre such as Poetry – Authorship or Short Story – Authorship.

Natalie Goldberg, author of the perennially popular Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writing Within, spoke to a packed crowd at the Library earlier this year. You can listen to a podcast of Goldberg discussing her newest book,  Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir.

Happy Writing!

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