Writers Groups & Book Clubs

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, October 11th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Books vs Movies

"That's not in the book!" Rant, rave and tell it like it is when we pit books against their movie adaptions. Will you cheer the book or root for the film? You decide who's champ! This month's pick: Dracula (PG-13). Closed Captioning available upon request.

Hart Memorial Library
Saturday, October 12th
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Readers Club

Bring your favorite fiction books to share with other readers and discover new interesting books.

West Osceola Library
Saturday, October 12th
3:00 PM to 4:00 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, October 16th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Book Club-Flight or Fright

Enjoy a lively discussion of each month's book selection. This month: Flight or Fright by Stephen King, Bev Vincent, et al. 

Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like gulp! a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight." Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.
St. Cloud Library
Thursday, October 17th
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Central Writers Group: Series Grid

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. We learn about plot and structure by using a series grid. 

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, October 17th
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, October 18th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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, October 21st
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM