Kimball Library to Host "Write Around the Block," Season 2

Three-week series of free writing workshops begins Saturday, October 6, in downtown Randolph

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to show up for a writing workshop of any kind, free or not, so when Korongo and Kimball teamed up last spring to offer the first "Write Around the Block" series, I really had no idea what to expect. There was no sign-up sheet, no registration process, no fee to pay, just an invitation to the public to come on down and bring a notebook.

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Twenty people came through the door the first night, and they kept coming over the next three weeks. Once or twice we ran out of folding chairs. Twenty is a good number no matter what, but in a town the size of Randolph? I was more than astonished. I was overjoyed.

So, as promised, we're going to do it again. Six more sessions, starting Saturday, October 6, at 10 a.m. in the children's library. That's me, above, standing in the children's library behind the Idora Tucker Memorial Bench. The entrance to this very special room is via the path on the right as you're facing the library from the street.

Here's the official announcement. Send me an email or leave a comment below if you have questions, or if you have feedback about the spring series.

Write Around the Block

 A FREE writing workshop in six sessions

 Where: Kimball Library on Main Street in Randolph, Vermont.

 When: Saturdays (10–noon) and Tuesdays (6:30–8:30 pm) from October 6 to October 23.

This three-week workshop, led by Sara Tucker of Korongo Books, is designed to accommodate all types of writers, from shy beginners to seasoned pros, as well as all genres. It’s for people who want to start a writing project, advance a work-in-progress, or—perhaps the best reason of all—experiment with some fun exercises in a motivating and supportive group.

If you would like to submit a work-in-progress for a small-group discussion, please register by sending Sara an email at

Otherwise, just show up. Come for the whole series, if possible, or drop in and out. The only requirements are to come with a notebook (or your laptop), ready to have some fun.

Sara is the author of Our House in Arusha, a family saga set in Tanzania, and the editor of Korongo Books, a provider of editorial services for writers who want to publish their own work. Her workshops are based on methods developed by Joni Cole, founder of the Writers Center in White River Junction, and other writing instructors who use positive feedback to inspire writers to do their best work.

Further reading:

An interview with "Good Naked" author Joni Cole (The Korongo Reader, August 2018)

How to Write Anything in Six Easy Lessons (The Korongo Reader, May 2018)


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