MILLERSBURG -- Holmes County's Killbuck Valley Writers' Guild is one of Ohio's longest running groups to encourage writers and would-be writers. Started in April 2002 it initially met twice a month, though for the past several years members have been getting together every week. The members range from absolute beginners to seasoned veterans and include the names of some of the best-loved of periodical columnists in the area.
The KVWG has members who are writing short stories, memoirs, biographies, non-fiction articles and books, and even full-length novels.
One week they gather to work on individual projects and the following week review each other's progress. At the "work week," a writer knows there are others more seasoned who can help with problems that may arise, come up with ideas and make suggestions. The following "reading week" is the time to read aloud their work and critique one another. Only constructive criticism is allowed.
Leader, and founder, of the KVWG is Raymond Buckland who is a full-time professional writer. He has authored more than 50 books, dating back to 1969. His work has been translated into 17 foreign languages. He has recently written historical mysteries for Penguin/Random House publishers and is presently working on a modern mystery novel.
Begin your writing career now, or just write that family history you've always wanted. The group meets every Sunday from 11-4 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1545 S. Washington S., Millersburg. More information is available at 330-473-9584.