Photo by Katie Turpen.
During Write Club’s annual Flash Fiction night at Hoover Public Library, writers are invited to share excerpts of their work with an audience.
Now in its sixth year, the Hoover Public Library Write Club provides a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss and their work. The club’s goal is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an environment for authors to share their writing, receive moral support and provide constructive criticism.
Write Club leader Anthony Vacca enjoys leading the club’s discussions and says the monthly meetings attract writers of all talents and ages.
“It’s great to have a support group. Everyone is in different genres but I think all aspects of writing have similar elements,” Vacca said, adding that club members write everything from poetry to science fiction.
In addition to hosting authors, one of the club’s special events is the annual Flash Fiction night, where writers are invited to read excerpts of their work in the Library Theatre.
“Reading in front of an audience can be a scary thing but it gives people a chance to really show off their work,” he said.
The Write Club meets one Saturday each month at the Hoover Public Library at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call the Hoover Fiction Department at 444-7820 or visit hooverlibrary.org.
Write Club presents Joe Samuel Starnes, Author of Red Dirt
April 25, 10:30 a.m. Library Plaza.
Author Joe Samuel Starnes will discuss his latest book, Red Dirt: A Tennis Novel, along with his previous two books, The Calling and Fall Line. Book signing to follow.