Writers Groups & Book Clubs

Osceola County Authors and Writers Club

Published authors and aspiring writers meet to read and discuss writings they are working on.  This is for serious writers wanting to get positive feedback and input on their work.  All writers welcome. 

St. Cloud Library
Wednesday, November 20th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Book Club - Fly Girls, by Keith O'Brien

Enjoy a lively discussion of each month's book selection. This month: Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien.

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high-school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men - and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all. Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history in which tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.
St. Cloud Library
Thursday, November 21st
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Rise Up!

More than a woke book club, this is your chance to discuss issues important to you, challenge your own perspective, and earn volunteer hours by helping your library and your community. Teens (13-18) choose from a list of diversity-focused books, meet for in-depth discussion, and will set goals for making a difference.

Hart Memorial Library
Friday, November 22nd
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In

Come write in and work towards your goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30! 

Buenaventura Lakes Library
Sunday, November 24th
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Read-Aloud

For writers of all genres, share advice and writing tips in a positive and supportive environment. 

For more information, contact group leader Lara James at: rnljames@aol.com.
West Osceola Library
Monday, November 25th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

West Osceola Writers Group: Writing Sprints

For writers of all genres, share advice and writing tips in a positive and supportive environment. 

For more information, contact group leader Lara James at: rnljames@aol.com.
West Osceola Library
Monday, December 2nd
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Osceola County Authors and Writers Club

Published authors and aspiring writers meet to read and discuss writings they are working on.  This is for serious writers wanting to get positive feedback and input on their work.  All writers welcome. 

St. Cloud Library
Wednesday, December 4th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Rise Up!

More than a woke book club, this is your chance to discuss issues important to you, challenge your own perspective, and earn volunteer hours by helping your library and your community. Teens (13-18) choose from a list of diversity-focused books, meet for in-depth discussion, and will set goals for making a difference.

Hart Memorial Library
Friday, December 6th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM