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Cumming Library to host memoir writing workshop with local authors
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The first Forsyth Writes Together workshop will take place at the Cumming Library and will give attendees information on writing a memoir. Speaking at the event will be authors Charles A. Pitcher, Syed Riaz Ahmed, Charlotte Gober Czekala and G. Ross Kelly.

This week, local authors will be giving advice to those who want to write books of their own.

On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the first Forsyth Writes Together workshop will take place at the Cumming Library and will give attendees information on writing a memoir. The workshop is for adults only and will feature a panel of four local authors who have published memoirs or “novels woven from family stories.”

“Each of these authors has experience and advice to share that will help aspiring writers organize their life stories in a way that keeps readers interested and to develop habits or writing processes that consistently put words on the page,” Program Manager Laura Bradley said.

This is the first Forsyth Writes Together meeting, which is planned to hold workshops quarterly.

Speaking at the event will be authors Charles A. Pitcher, Syed Riaz Ahmed, Charlotte Gober Czekala and G. Ross Kelly.

After a presentation, the authors will sign copies of their books, give advice to for getting published through either traditional publishers or self-published and will hold a question and answer session to talk about writing memoirs.

“It was very hard for me to hang in there,” Czekala said. “However, I had an outline and a story that I wanted to complete, so I just had to finish what I started. I wanted to show how God gave me hope and got me through the difficult times.”

The event is free to attend. It will last about 90 minutes and registration is not required. The Forsyth County Public Library also hosts a semi-monthly writing group for adults at the Post Road Library and a monthly program for teens in grades 6-12 at the Cumming and Post Road libraries.

“Libraries are a wonderful place for writers to gather,” Bradley said. “We offer free resources, including online writing tutorials, research and reference materials, and writing groups for sharing work-in-progress and receiving constructive feedback.”