Address:
905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
860-465-3079

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00-6:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Saturday: 10:00-2:00
Sunday: Closed

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Address:
905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Willimantic Writers Group


Meets last Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm. Now meeting in-person and online – email willimanticpubliclibrary@biblio.org to register and receive the link for the program.

Original works are shared, read, and if desired, constructive comments are offered by group members.

Literary Magazine

The second volume of our literary magazine is now available. It contains submissions from writers who participated in the group in 2021.
Willimantic Writers Group Literary Magazine Volume II
Willimantic Writers Group Literary Magazine Volume I

Meeting Protocol

  • Bring your own copies (generally, 10) to share. The library will print your copies for you if you email your work to: willimanticpubliclibrary@biblio.org by the day before the meeting.
  • Silence cell phones.
  • Assess how many people are reading by 6:15 PM and divide the time evenly.
  • One person volunteers to be the timer.
  • Latecomers will read last if time permits (late is defined after the initial count of readers is established).
  • Listen respectfully.
  • Anticipate your turn and be ready.
  • Distribute half of your copies to the left and half to the right.
  • Before reading your work, state your name and let everyone know if they can keep a copy of your work and what type of feedback you’d like (none, only positive, constructive criticism).
  • Limit work to one-two pages.
  • At the sound of the timer/buzzer, wind up comments.
  • If you make comments on someone’s work sign your name and return the work to the author.
  • If you do not have a piece of your own, you can read a piece from another author.
  • Listen, respect, encourage, support, be inspired, and have fun.

 

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