Local group helps motivates writers at monthly meetingsWritten by Matt Liasse | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northwest Ohio Writers Forum will host a meeting Feb. 15 open to all writers.
Anyone interested in writing, no matter what form, are invited to have their work read and to hear other’s work. The event will take place 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., in Perrysburg.
“Right now, we are taking anyone who is interested in pursuing writing,” said member Truus Leader, who is in charge of publicity.
Guests’ samples will be given feedback from club members.
“Some people start writing and they’re not really sure if they’re going about it in the right way,” Leader said. “[We] want to encourage people to keep writing. We don’t want to be too critical but at the same time it’s nice to know how other people look at your writing because if you’re not too sure of yourself, it’s nice to get that moral support. … it’s nice to know there’s someone there getting them to move on to the next chapter.”
The club also provides information on how to get work published, Leader added.
“There’s a lot of information for people who attend our meetings,” she said.
Leader, who is from the Netherlands, is currently writing a book about growing up abroad and moving to the United States as an immigrant.
“I enjoy letting people know what it takes to really work hard,” she said. “Each person who comes to our club meeting, they all have interesting stories.”
The Northwest Ohio Writers Forum is a group of published and unpublished writers who meet monthly. Meetings are always free and open to the public. Membership is $25 a year or $15 for students. For additional information, visit www.nwowf.org or call (517) 230-0542.