"I'm trying to get my feet wet in writing, with Andrea Foster's encouragement. She is awesome, and I am very grateful for this opportunity!" --S. Smith
"A place to feel safe sharing my thoughts, honest and gentle feedback and a chance to spread my wings!"--J. Marquardt
"Keep pounding at the keyboard. One of these days, I might just come out with something worth trying to publish. Always looking for ideas to improve and grow." --Peg
The Creative Quills Writing Group was started at the request of Library Director Amy Brandley and El Reno musician Colin Forsey. Their vision was to show the creative abilities of residents in the greater El Reno area. When writer/editor walked into the El Reno Carnegie Library to tell Amy about the Write, Publish, & Market Your Book course at CVTech in March 2015, the three decided to offer a free writing group at the library for Poetry Month. That group continues on, having added fiction and writing exercises and workshops ever since.
Every other week, we offer writing exercises and projects, advice for contests and other events, such as National Novel Writing Month and Open Mic nights, and moral support for writers and creative artists.