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Virtual Talk with Write On! Writer’s Group Members

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join the members of the Jesup Memorial Library’s Write On! Writers Group as they share their work during a virtual presentation on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. with the Jesup. The Write On! group has been meeting, in person and remotely, on Saturday mornings since 2014. Attendees share group leadership, bringing manuscripts of fiction, memoir, poetry and just about anything else for individualized feedback, and in turn offering feedback for others. Join members Joan FitzGerald, Andrew McQuinn, Steven Roiphe, Beth Ellen Warner and Carol Woolman to hear their writing and learn about how you can join them.

Before children, FitzGerald was an award-winning financial news reporter. Since children, she has written short stories and essays, and a middle grade, environmental fantasy. She is currently at work on an adult dystopian novel.

McQuinn was born and raised on MDI. He discovered his passion for writing in high school and wrote his first novel when he was a freshman in college. His debut novel “Playing it out Straight” was released last June. Andrew writes primarily gay fiction/romance, but also dabbles in horror, science fiction, and thriller.

Roiphe holds a nonrefundable degree from Harvard, where he studied creative writing, literature and history. His prose has appeared in a number of literary magazines, garnering a Pushcart Prize nomination. He is working on a novel that charts the tortured journey of Divine Justice through American history.

Warner grew up around storytellers. She began scribbling as a child and has written three books. “Kennebunk Stories,” “Sanibel Stories” and “Hank’s Stories” are based on tales she has heard, personal experiences and humor. Garrison Keillor, during a Zoom workshop, advised Beth to read her stories aloud and record them.

Woolman began writing at age eleven, in response to the sudden death of an octogenarian uncle. She wrote to chronicle what happened that day and to remember, realizing only later that she had also written to understand and to find a voice. For the past four years she has been writing “Ecology of Grief: A Mother’s Witness,” about living through the violent death of her 25-year-old son Mark Horner.

Registration is required to attend this Zoom event. To register fill out the form at jesuplibrary.org/events/writersgroup or email kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.


August 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mt. Desert St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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