Slave Lake writers group starting up again

Leader staff

Starting on January 27, the Slave Lake writers group is starting up again at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library. The group will meet the last Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The group is open to writers at any level who are interested in writing any genre.

Writing groups are a good way to meet other people interested in writing and to improve one’s writing.

The specifics of the meeting may change depending on who shows up, but will likely include five to 10 minute writing exercises, giving feedback on other people’s writing and encouraging each other.

At this point, Pearl Lorentzen will lead the meetings. Lorentzen is a reporter at The Lakeside Leader. She writes poetry and fiction, and has some experience writing scripts and screenplays. She’s studied creative writing and been involved in various writing groups.

Aaron Lehman, retired teacher and author of several children’s books, also plans to be involved. He was part of the last iteration of the Slave Lake writers group. This was started in 2010 and continued into 2012. It closed because some key members moved away.

At least a few of the short stories in one of Lehman’s books came out of a writing exercise at one of these meetings.

Drop-ins are welcome. Anyone interested in more information can call or text Pearl at 780-691-6122.

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