Alcona Authors

Will St. John, left, a 22-year editor at the Detroit Free Press, leads this group of local writers and aspiring writers in a friendly, supportive workshop series.

Meetings are held the first and third Saturdays of most months, with some holiday exceptions and, usually, summer months off. The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library hosts this group at 10:30 a.m. on meeting days.

Two of the participants have published books done with the help of this program. Others are still working on novels, short stories, poems and self-help books.

The price for this class is $25 for each six-week session. Prospective participants are welcome to drop in to a session free to test the waters. No sign-up is necessary.

Janice Emerick wrote a memoir of growing up in the 1940s on the banks of the Au Sauble River as the only girl for miles around.
The Rev. Joe Jenney has written two books during his time with the workshop sessions. Here he's reading from his children's book "Tufty the Cross-Eyed Titmouse." His other recent book is a spy thriller, "The Frankfurt Sting."