Writers Groups & Book Clubs

Central Writers Group: Freewriting

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 24th
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 25th
4:00 PM to 5:00 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, October 28th
7:00 PM to 8:30 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, November 1st
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Word by Word

An LGBTQ+ inclusive writer's workshop for ages 16+ to write, share, and network with other LGBTQ+ authors and poets. This program is held in partnership with The Center Kissimmee.

November 2: Group meets at the Hart Memorial Library, 211 E. Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee FL 34741

November 16: Group meets at The Center Kissimmee, 21 W. Monument Avenue, Kissimmee FL 34741

Hart Memorial Library
Saturday, November 2nd
3:00 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, November 4th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Central Writers Group: Jumpstarting Ideas

Kickoff NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with this workshop hosted by published authors Sarah McGuire and Fred Koehler.

Sarah McGuire is a nomadic math teacher and author who sailed around the world aboard a floating college campus. She writes fairy tales and fun fantasy and would be just fine if one day she opened a wardrobe and stumbled into another world. She is the author of The Flight of Swans and Valiant.

Fred Koehler is an artist and storyteller whose real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and hurricanes. Whether free diving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across Africa, Fred's sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his characters' stories. His books include Garbage Island, Super Jumbo, and How to Cheer Up Dad.

Hart Memorial Library
Thursday, November 7th
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, November 8th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM