Friday, July 11, 2008

Do We Have Your Sampler Submission Yet?

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.