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Library will host writers’ workshop

Published: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 2:16 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 2:18 p.m. CDT
Joan Marella

PRINCETON — Princeton writer and poet Joan Marella will lead an advanced writers’ workshop at the Princeton Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

Marella is a former English teacher and editor. She and her husband moved to Princeton nine years ago from Elmhurst, where Joan wrote for a local paper. She was a member of the Chicago Poets Club and Poets and Patrons of Chicago, and she served on critique panels for both organizations. She has had work published in numerous literary journals and continues to study the craft of writing through university workshops and writing courses.

Marella’s workshop at the Princeton Public Library will include writing critiques and discussion on how to approach revision in writing. The workshop is open to any serious writers, but participants must bring a piece of writing to the workshop — either a finished poem or up to three pages of fiction or personal essay. The writing sample should be something on which the writer has already devoted some time and thought. Writers at the workshop will be welcome to read from their work, if time permits. There is no pre-registration or fee for the workshop. Writers may wish to bring a notebook or notepad and a favorite writing utensil.

The Princeton Public Library is located at 698 E. Peru St. in Princeton. For more information, visit www.theprincetonlibrary.org or call 815-875-1331.

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