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Join a Writing Group!

The Library hosts writing groups for members working on fiction, general non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and children's/young adult. A few spaces are available now in three of our writers' groups, for those working on fiction, memoir, or poetry. Writing groups are for Library members. If interested, please contact writers@nysoclib.org with the following:

  • which genre you're interested in
  • a 6-to-7-page sample of your work in progress (or 4-5 poems) formatted in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. Leave your name off the sample; groups make blind evaluations about acceptance based on the writing alone.

Our small groups meet monthly, on Zoom or in person.


The Writing Life events in 2022 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.