Per Montgomery County: Olney Writer’s Group authors and members Kaitlyn Jain and Amy Chan Zhou will present a free program open to all residents on “Writing and Publishing a Memoir” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at the Olney branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). Each recently published their memoirs and will have advice and tips for anyone who has been considering writing a memoir of their own. The Olney Library is located at 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd. in Olney. Advance registration is not required to attend, but seating is limited.
Ms. Jain and Ms. Zhou will describe the genesis of their writing projects, how they stayed motivated, their participation in and support from the Writer’s Group and the steps taken to successfully publish their works. A question-and-answer session will be part of the workshop. Light refreshments will follow. Ms. Jain is the author of Passports and Pacifiers: Traveling the World, One Tantrum at a Time(2021), which was published by Boston BELS Publishing. Ms. Zhou wrote Flowing with the Pearl River (2022), which was published by Santa Monica Press. Both memoirs can be found on Olney Library’s local author shelf and in MCPL’s catalog.
For the past nine years, the Olney Writer’s Group has been based at the Olney Library. It involves local writers representing a wide range of genres. “According to the branch supervisor at Olney Library, there is great interest in preserving family stories and histories in the Olney community,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “We are thrilled to host members of the Olney Writer’s Group who recently accomplished this goal and can share their experiences with others.” To learn more about the upcoming workshop, visit Writing & Publishing a Memoir – In-person – Montgomery County Public Libraries (libnet.info). The program is supported by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County.