It happened during a conversation with a library patron. We were talking about her love of writing, and some of the things she has written about, when she said “I wonder if a writers’ group would do well in New Richmond?” Her question got us brainstorming to find a way to try it.
At the time, Clermont County Public Library already had one very successful writers’ group, at the Williamsburg Branch Library. We visited them, to see just what went on in a writers’ group, anyway. On April 18, 2011, we had our inaugural meeting of the River City Writers’ Group. I’m pleased to say that they’ve been meeting on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month, for the past year. They have shared short stories, memoirs, novels, writing prompts, and poetry. For the past few months, poetry has been the focus, and several even participated in a Brown County Poetry Reading.
Writing groups have become so successful that five Clermont County Public Library branches now offer creative writing groups. Check our calendar to find a writing group near you.