Writers Groups & Book Clubs

Central Writers Group: Showing vs. Telling

Bring paper and pen, or your laptop to begin with a brief lesson and writing prompt exercises, followed by time to share your work with feedback from peers. Attendees must be 16 and over. For March 14, we will discuss the difference between putting your reader into a character's mind and environment vs. simply summarizing pivotal scenes.

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, March 14th
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Writing Sprints

The West Osceola Writers Group is for writers of all genres. Members share advice and writing tips in a positive and supportive environment.For more information, contact group leader Lara James at:  rnljames@aol.com

West Osceola Library
Monday, March 18th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Osceola County Authors and Writers Club

Published authors and aspiring writers meet to read and discuss writings they are working on.  This is for serious writers wanting to get positive feedback and input on their work.  All writers welcome. 

St. Cloud Library
Wednesday, March 20th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Book Club-White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

In the spirit of Lilac Girls, the heartbreaking history of Korea is brought to life in this deeply moving and redemptive debut that follows two sisters separated by World War II.Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation. As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, she enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day Hana saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is herself captured and transported to Manchuria. There she is forced to become a "comfort woman" in a Japanese military brothel. But haenyeo are women of power and strength. She will find her way home.South Korea, 2011. Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made, but she must confront the past to discover peace. Seeing the healing of her children and her country, can Emi move beyond the legacy of war to find forgiveness?Suspenseful, hopeful, and ultimately redemptive, White Chrysanthemum tells a story of two sisters whose love for each other is strong enough to triumph over the grim evils of war.

St. Cloud Library
Thursday, March 21st
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Writers Group

Bring paper and pen, or your laptop to begin with a brief lesson and writing prompt exercises, followed by time to share your work with feedback from peers. Attendees must be 16 and over. 

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, March 21st
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Read-Aloud

The West Osceola Writers Group is a meeting for writers of all genres and all writing levels. Meetings are led by a group moderator while members share tips, tricks, and advice they've found to be helpful in their own writing endeavors.
For more information, contact group leader Lara James at:  rnljames@aol.com

West Osceola Library
Monday, March 25th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Central Writers Group: Open Share

Bring paper and pen, or your laptop to begin with a brief lesson and writing prompt exercises, followed by time to share your work with feedback from peers. Attendees must be 16 and over. 

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, March 28th
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Writing Sprints

The West Osceola Writers Group is for writers of all genres. Members share advice and writing tips in a positive and supportive environment.

For more information, contact group leader Lara James at:  rnljames@aol.com

West Osceola Library
Monday, April 1st
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM