Those who have ever considered writing creative nonfiction, such as the story of their life, will have a chance to learn more at an upcoming workshop at the Walker Memorial Library.

The library will hold a creative nonfiction workshop during the month of April that will provide guidance for writing in the genre. Creative nonfiction uses the dramatic techniques of fiction – scenes, detailed descriptions and dialogue – to tell true stories and disseminate points of view.

Taught by published poet Leah Stetson, the workshop will focus on reading essays from writers such as Terry Tempest Williams, Tobias Wolff, Donald Hall and Diane Ackerman, as well as short writing exercises and peer reviews. The workshop will take place over three sessions.

“When Leah approached me about the workshop, I thought it was a great program to offer to the community,” said Lynn Bivens, assistant director of the Walker Memorial Library. “I hope that the workshop will grow into an ongoing writing group that will meet in the library.”

Participants must pre-register for the workshop, which will be limited in size to nine. The workshop is free and is open to writers of all levels. The meetings will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the library at 800 Main St. in Westbrook on Tuesdays, April 10, 17 and 24. For more information or to register, contact Bivens at 854-0630.

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