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”.
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.
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
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.
Public Library is located at 56 East Main Street, Plainville, and is
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Interlibrary loans from outside Hartford
County are suspended from May through August 2015.