The Chazy Public Library will host a
writing workshop focusing on writing memoir and family stories
facilitated by writer Susannah Risley. Susannah will lead a
discussion about writing memoir and give examples of vivid language
that makes experience come alive on the page. Participants will do a
hands-on exercise to elicit memories and write what they have
The workshop is for anyone who has ever
wanted to write for their own pleasure, or to pass stories on as
family history. No experience is needed for this non-stress, fun
Susannah Risley lives in Schenectady.
She has been teaching writing workshops in schools, community
centers, prisons, homeless shelters and libraries across NYS for
seventeen years. In 2009 she received a National Endowment for the
Arts grant to bring creativity to upstate seniors.
She has published fiction, non-fiction
This workshop is free and funded by
Poets & Writers, Inc.
The Readings/Workshops program of Poets
& Writers, Inc. is supported, in part, by public funds from the
New York State Council on the Arts.
A garden shed for the library grounds is being erected in the memory of Deborah West. The concrete floor will be poured soon followed by the closing in of the framework. Jim West, Contractor, is donating his time. Donations from R.Deso Inc. and Chazy Hardware, as well as the West gift, makes it possible to have the building ready for storing our equipment this fall.
The Building will have windows, doors, and siding added nest year paid for by further fund-raising.
By patron demand, Lorna Earle is returning to sign more copies of her book on Oct. 10th from 6 to 8 pm.
The title of her book is: How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost.