The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is introducing a new online writing group called Write On, aimed at fostering the skills of burgeoning writers aged 18 and above.
Beginning on November 9, the group will meet on the second Thursday of each month until May 9, 2024. Each session provides an opportunity for participants to share their works-in-progress and receive feedback. The series is being facilitated by local writer and instructor Jean Rae Baxter, along with local author and playwright Lyn McCauley.
Participants must register four days prior to each scheduled session, at which point they will also submit their pieces for group review. The program is designed to offer intimate settings, limiting availability to eight spots each month to ensure ample time for sharing and critiques.
“As an accomplished author herself, Jean understands the challenges and joys of the writing process,” saided Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming at KFPL. “Write On isn’t just about improving your craft — it’s an opportunity to form connections with fellow authors.”
Following the initial November 9 session, several future sessions will be led by Lyn McCauley. Miller also highlighted McCauley’s credentials, noting that she “served as the English editor of FORUM on Corrections Research magazine,” and that “her first novel, ‘Early Release,’ was published last year.”
For those interested in additional writing opportunities, the library is also hosting a series of Come Write In drop-in sessions tied to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). These sessions are scheduled for November 2, 16, and 28 and aim to provide further avenues for writers to find inspiration and make progress on their projects.
Interested participants can register for the November session of Write On by visiting the KFPL event calendar online.