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Keene Public Library Offers Writing Workshop for Veterans

Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Green Room

The Keene Public Library invites veterans to join a Writing Workshop to be held at the library on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. until noon. The Veterans Writing Workshop provides a safe and creative outlet for veterans, active duty members, and their family to develop writing skills and tell their stories. The workshop will be facilitated by Rodger Martin. Rodger is the author of two books of poetry: “The Battlefield Guide” and “The Blue Moon Series.” Both are published by Hobblebush Books. All participants will leave with the tools to enjoy a writing style at home. Participants are asked to register by calling the library at 603-352-0157 or by visiting The Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter Street. 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. 

The Keene Public Library offers a variety of workshops and programs for writings of all ages and experience. Adult fiction writers are invited to attend the Monday Night Writers Workshop for advice and assistance on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Randy Koons, a volunteer leading the library’s writers group, encourages aspiring authors to “please ask questions, share their work, and provide insight into the experience.” Short and long form fiction and memoir writers are welcome. Young writers can join the Kids Writers Group, which meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Youth Department. Writers considering self-publishing ebooks can take advantage of Pressbooks. Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online tool that allows writers to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more — all through the library. “Whether you have written your first book or are just getting started, you can write, edit and design digital and print copies of your book with ease using Pressbooks. We are very excited to be able to provide Pressbooks through our web page” explains Gail Zachariah, Head of Youth and Community Services at the Keene Public Library.

All programs at the Keene Public Library are free and open to the public. The Keene Public Library is located on 60 Winter Street Keene, N.H. for more information, please call (603) 352-0157 or visit the library’s website at