Writers at Main Library were treated to an enticing series of special events and guest speakers hosted by the weekly writing group, Write Like You Mean It.
The festivities began with the second annual Poetry Showcase on April 14, 2018, providing a platform for our poets to share writing with an enthusiastic audience. Special guest Jimmeka Anderson kicked the event off in style with selections from her book Set My Tongue on Fire. Eleven participating writers share both new work and previously published pieces.
The Writer's Symposium included five weeks of workshops by guest speakers sharing innovative techniques, life stories, evocative conversations and powerful prompts to inspire writers. These specialized workshops were conducted by well-known local authors who delivered tips and insights to take writing to the next level.
Topics included: elevating your essay, memoir writing, jumpstarting creativity, the importance of personal life stories and building characters with depth. Guest speakers were Patrice Gopo, Judy Goldman, Barbara Lawing, Gilda Morina Syverson and Bryn Chancellor.
Feedback from participants included the following:
Write Like You Mean It has been very inspiring. I have really enjoyed the Symposium. Speakers have been spectacular.
Awesome! Very helpful and inspirational to me and the rest of the group.
Great to learn from professional writers.
The time was well spent!
Visit us on Thursday mornings at Main Library for Write Like You Mean It. The program reserves quiet time for writing, interesting prompts and a comfortable environment to share and get feedback. Keep an eye out for more guest speakers and events soon.