Writers Groups & Book Clubs

West Osceola Writers Group: Writing Sprints

For writers of all genres, 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, September 16th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Potterverse Would You Rather

Would you rather face a dragon or face a blast ended skrewt? This thought-provoking discussion will leave you with tough decisions. Inspired by the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

St. Cloud Library
Tuesday, September 17th
6:00 PM to 7:30 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, September 18th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Book Club-Don't Make Me Pull Over

Enjoy a lively discussion of each month's book selection. This month: Don't Make Me Pull Over! by Richard Ratay.

The birth of America's first interstate highways in the 1950s hit the gas pedal on the road trip phenomenon and families were soon streaming-sans seatbelts!-to a range of sometimes stirring, sometimes wacky locations. In the days before cheap air travel, families didn't so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of them-from being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one might have been had at the next attraction, to dealing with a dad who didn't believe in bathroom breaks.Now, decades later, Ratay offers "an amiable guide.fun and informative" (New York Newsday) that "goes down like a cold lemonade on a hot summer's day" (The Wall Street Journal). In hundreds of amusing ways, he reminds us of what once made the Great American Family Road Trip so great, including twenty-foot "land yachts," oasis-like Holiday Inn "Holidomes," "Smokey"-spotting Fuzzbusters, twenty-eight glorious flavors of Howard Johnson's ice cream, and the thrill of finding a "good buddy" on the CB radio.An "informative, often hilarious family narrative [that] perfectly captures the love-hate relationship many have with road trips" (Publishers Weekly), Don't Make Me Pull Over! reveals how the family road trip came to be, how its evolution mirrored the country's, and why those magical journeys that once brought families together-for better and worse-have largely disappeared.
St. Cloud Library
Thursday, September 19th
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Writers Group: Identity Crisis

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. Ages 16 and up. Write from the perspective of a character totally unlike yourself.

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, September 19th
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Rise Up!

More than a woke book club, this is your chance to discuss issues important to you, challenge your own perspective, and earn volunteer hours by helping your library and your community. Teens (13-18) choose from a list of diversity-focused books, meet for in-depth discussion, and will set goals for making a difference.

Hart Memorial Library
Friday, September 20th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Beyond Words: Authors Roundtable

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month along with local Hispanic authors! Discover the creative process of writing as the authors share their lives and stories in this interactive event. Featuring book signings, cultural entertainment, and light refreshments.

Hart Memorial Library
Saturday, September 21st
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Read-Aloud

For writers of all genres, 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, September 23rd
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM