Oak Park Writers Group presents “Writers Read!” Nov. 8 at Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park, IL – The Oak Park Writers Group will present their annual “Writers Read!” event on Thursday, November 8 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. Seven members will read selections of their original works including poetry, short stories, and essays. The group includes novice writers as well as published authors. Mary Anne Mohanraj, author of Bodies in Motion and other titles, and Mary Lou Edwards, author of Look Back, but Don’t Stare and other titles, will be two of the featured readers. The program is free and open to the public.
The winners of the 2012 Oak Park Writers Group high school poetry and prose competition will also read their winning selections. Christopher J. Calhoun won first place in the prose division with his short story “Peer Pressure.” Winner of the poetry division is Ian Buckley with his poem “Pants, Sweet Pants.”
Keystrokes III, the third anthology published by the Oak Park Writers Group, features original works by members of the group as well as the winning high school selections from the prose and poetry contest. It will be available for sale at “Writers Read!” Refreshments will be served.
The Oak Park Writers Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at Oak Park Public Library. At each meeting, writings by the attendees are read and critiqued. Writers and non-writers alike are welcome.
The Oak Park Writers Group also sponsors an open mic at the Eastgate Café, 102 E. Harrison Street in Oak Park, on the second Sunday of each month from 5 pm to 7 pm. Poets, storytellers, acoustic musicians, comedians, playwrights, singers, and dancers are all welcome to perform.
Find more events happening at Oak Park Public Library at http://oppl.org/events/calendar.
Established in 1902, Oak Park Public Library has served its community for more than a century. Today the library reaches more than 50,000 residents in Oak Park, IL, with four locations: Main Library, Dole Branch Library, Maze Branch Library, and oppl.org. The large collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, CDs, video games, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, online resources, and local history and author information. In addition, the Main Library is known for its impressive collection of permanent artwork, including pieces by local artists. For more information, visit oppl.org or call 708-383-8200.
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