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Author, naturalist to speak at Cumming Library
Kicks off Forsyth Writes Together program
Forsyth Writes Together

Local writers looking for advice from experienced authors will soon have the opportunity for guidance at a new workshop series the Forsyth County Public Library is implementing.

Forsyth Writes Together, a series that is designed to connect experienced authors with local writers, kicks off Thursday at the Cumming Library, where author and naturalist Mark Warren will speak and sign copies of his book, “Secrets of the Forest Vol. 1: The Magic and Mystery of Plants and the Lore of Survival.”



If you go

What: Forsyth Writes Together kickoff event with author Mark Warren

Where: Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 

Cost: Free; no registration required

Warren has spent considerable time researching and writing about the Cherokee people and survival in the forest, and will touch on some of those topics.

“Local writers will want to hear about the time Warren spent with the Cherokee people researching lore, gathering source material, and learning survival skills that add realistic detail to the ‘Secrets of the Forest’ series and to his memoir, ‘Two Winters in a Tipi,’” said Cumming Branch Manager Denise Leeson.

She added Thursday’s event will show aspiring authors the resources FCPL has for them.

“Libraries offer so much support for writers and we provide free resources like online writing tutorials, research databases and reference materials,” she said. “We even host groups for writers to share their ideas or work-in-progress and receive constructive feedback from their peers.”

In addition to the Forsyth Writes Together series for adults and the Teen Writers Club at the

Cumming Library, the Post Road Library also hosts a semi-monthly writing group for adults and a monthly group for teens moderated by “The Last Monster” author Ginger Garrett.

Thursday’s event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Cumming Library and is free to the public.

For more information on the Forsyth Writes Together series or other writing groups the library offers, visit forsythpl.org.