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Atlanta Public Library's writing group continues in January

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[January 14, 2013]  ATLANTA -- Following its popular memoir workshop with Terri Ryburn in November, the Atlanta Public Library continues its adult creative writing program in January with "Yes, You Can Write!" With the goal of keeping its writers group together and adding new people, the library will offer five Thursday evening sessions at the library on a variety of topics that will appeal to fiction and nonfiction interests alike.

The workshop is designed for people who enjoy writing already, those who have always wanted to try their hand at it or even people who think they can't write at all! Come and be surprised by what you can do. Participants will explore a wide range of writing techniques, share their stories with others and enjoy the support of their fellow writers.

"Yes, You Can Write!" is recommended for age 18 and older. Sessions take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. Scheduled topics are "Finding Your Inspiration," Jan. 17; "Setting the Landscape," Feb. 21; "All About Character," March 21; "The Tricks of Dialogue," April 25; and "The Basics of Plot," May 9.

While people may come to as many sessions as they like, the library recommends signing up for all five sessions in order to help create a nurturing and safe environment in which people feel free to experiment and share their work.

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There is a small fee for the workshop. For more information, contact the library at 217-648-2112 or visit the website,


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