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  Local authors Suzanne Colley and Kathleen Marsan will be at the Plainville Public Library on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss their recently published book, “Beyond the Book: How to Start or Jumpstart a Book Club”. 


            For more than a decade, their energetic club has met regularly for casual or more elaborate themed meetings, taken road trips, and (carefully) grown by adding new members who embrace the spirit of reading with friends. “Whenever we talk about the fun and friendship we share through our book club, people ask how they can start one of their own, or share woes that their book club fell apart,” the authors explained.  “We decided to write down our secrets to success to encourage any book lover to create an enjoyable and long-lasting club of their own.”


Colley and Marsan’s book club journey has included opportunities to read and volunteer within the community, meet up with favorite authors, and take countless steps to spread their love of books.  This guide details how readers can make that happen in their own club, too.  The book includes a bonus chapter on starting a book club for children and young adults.


         Plainville Writers Workshop


        The Plainville Public Library will sponsor a series of four workshops for aspiring writers on the third Thursdays of February, March, April and May from 6:00 - 8:00 at the library. This new workshop series will provide opportunities for area writers to read their original work, and receive helpful criticism and support.  It is open to the general public, for writers at least 18 years of age. Guests are welcome to attend and contribute to the discussions. Call the library at 860-793-1446 to register for the series and receive additional information.  The workshops are planned for February 19, March 19, April 16 and Mat 21.  A public reading by workshop participants is planned for June at a date to be determined.


            The workshop series is facilitated by Candace C. Hall, former editor/owner of Andrew Mountain Press, Hartford, CT. Her areas of publication include poetry, creative non-fiction, and op-ed.     

            The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 East Main Street, Plainville, and is handicap accessible.



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