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Fort Plain Free Library hosts groups for writers, creators

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library has free weekly groups for those looking for an outlet for their creative talents, according to a news release.

Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist monk Harold Rolls of Fort Plain facilitates a free workshop that incorporates meditation, discussion, and provides guidance in meditation.

“Meditation is universal. Fundamentally, it’s a spiritual journey. It’s not something you do, it’s a practice. It becomes a way of life,” he said.

Rolls, who was based at Pullahari, Nepal for over 20 years, said the workshop is for beginners.

On Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., makers of traditional textile arts and handcrafts such as embroidery, needle felting, crocheting and knitting gather for the free and casual Creative Textile Fibers Group. Each week, participants share patterns, advice, ideas, laughter, and friendship as they work on individual projects.

That group is followed from 3 to 5 p.m. by participants of the creative writing group facilitated by published writer Joan Caska. Wordsmiths from varied writing backgrounds, genres, interests, goals and experience levels share their work in a fun and non-threatening setting. In addition to memoirs, participants work on novels, short stories, poems, and more. Each free session features constructive feedback in a friendly and supportive setting.

All of the groups are free and open to the public.

Call (518) 993-4646 or visit the library at 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, for information.

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