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Writing Groups

The Powell River Public Library is happy to provide writing groups for a variety of ages and experience levels.

Poetry Circle

A shared creative space for poetry with Amira Abouelalla for listening, connecting, and being inspired. Drop in every two weeks on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00pm. See the calendar for details.

Memoir Writing for Seniors

More than 100 people have participated in a seven-week Memoir Writing for Seniors course and many of them continue to meet monthly through the Library’s Monthly Memoir Writing programs. These initiatives have also resulted in more than a dozen events in which seniors have read short memoirs to the community, and the Library has even published annual books of seniors’ memoirs. Seniors have great stories and wonderful life experience. With the Library’s help these local writers can share stories with their children, grandchildren, friends and fans, who learn things about them that they never would have known otherwise. Plus, more and more research is confirming the many benefits derived from memoir writing including increased social and emotional well-being!

Are you a writer with questions? Or looking for resources? Email Mark Merlino at or visit the Powell River Public Library’s Facebook page for Memoir Writers

Write On

Get creative and cultivate your writing in a fun and informal group meeting online. Explore nonfiction, fiction or poetry. Writers will receive a writing prompt and will write for 20 minutes followed by discussion and time to share writing. Fridays from 2-3:00 pm. Visit the events listing here for details and registration.

Young Writers’ Group 

Writers ages 10 and up are invited to join the Young Writers Group. The goal of this group is to work with writers on long term projects including short stories, essays, poems and novels. Writers are encouraged to share their work with the group and receive feedback. Exercises are included to help writers develop particular aspects of their writing.

The Young Writers’ Group now meets every Friday from 4:00-5:00 pm in Meeting Room A and you are welcome to drop-in.

For more information contact Mel Edgar, Teen Services Coordinator at