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Writers Group

Listing Last Update: February 21, 2019

Location

720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
douglascountylibrary.org/

Primary Contact

Dawn Dailey

(320) 762-3014

ddailey@douglascountylibrary.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To learn English

Program Overview

The writers group meets the first Wednesday of each month (except for June-August) at 5 pm in the LIbrary's small meeting room.

Participants are welcomed and encouraged to share their work. Discussions of writing techniques, the publishing world, and other related topics are covered each month. If time permits, a writing prompt is given with time to explore it and share (if so desired) when completed.

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Douglas County Library to provide resources and facilities that meet informational, recreational, educational and cultural needs of its citizens.

Hours of operation: 8:00-4:30

Cost info: This program is free for all participants who are encouraged to bring their own writing utensils or electronic devices. This is not required, as paper and pens are supplied as needed.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

The Writers Group was challenged to write a radio play. One of the original members of the group wrote a radio play based on a chapter from a book he was currently writing which covered early local history. The radio play was sent to the Lakes Area Radio Theatre Company which later produced and aired the piece over the airwaves and is available online.

A mother and her teenage son attend faithfully as they have found that even though writing is a very individualistic pursuit, that the time they spend together at Writers Group provides an additional bond to their relationship.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Writers Group is open to all adults and teenagers who would like to attend and participate in order to expand their writing skills, vocabulary and artistic expression.

Program Status:
Active