The Margaret Reaney and Fort Plain Free Libraries have been collecting works from local residents since late 2007 for inclusion in A Mohawk Valley Sampler, a compilation of reminiscences and writings about an event, a memorable person, or a special place that defines the writer's feeling about living in the central Mohawk Valley. Ali MacDonald, writer-in-residence for the project, will be available to meet one-on-one with interested individuals on Friday, July 18, from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Fort Plain Free Library. “These working sessions are intended to assist individuals interested in sharing their recollections. I will be available to help a person get started, to fine tune a piece that has already been written, or to explore the best form to use to present a specific emotion or scenario,” MacDonald said recently. “I would also be happy to transcribe a person’s memories or stories or work with them to capture, on paper, their feelings about a very special place, the central Mohawk Valley.”
Individual sessions with MacDonald are available on a drop-in basis and no appointment is necessary. For additional information about the Mohawk Valley Sampler project or this month’s working session, please call the Fort Plain Free Library at (518) 993-4646.