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Union County

September 13, 2013

Writing workshops on tap for Bicentennial Memoir project

— MIFFLINBURG — The second, in a series of three writing workshops, as part of the ‘Union County — My Memories: Stories in Celebration of the Union County Bicentennial’ writing project, is slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Company and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg.

In the first workshop of the series, Gale Duque, retired writing and teaching consultant, explained how to get started by choosing a topic, writing the first word and expanding your idea. In the second workshop, she’ll focus on the revision process of selecting the most effective words, getting feedback and eliminating unnecessary words.

The third and final workshop, featuring editing, is slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at The Public Library for Union County.

Residents of all ages are invited to submit a memoir of their own, using no more than 200 words, about Union County. Completed memoirs can be submitted on the Union County Bicentennial website at or on any of the UCLS library websites — Public Library for Union County,; Herr Memorial Library,; or West End Library, — and must be received by Oct. 15.

Typed entries may be submitted along with a completed registration form available at any of the UCLS libraries in Lewisburg, Mifflinburg or Laurelton.

The submissions and a photo of the author will be displayed at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg, Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg and West End Library in Laurelton during the month of November.  

Register to attend Mifflinburg workshops by calling Herr Memorial Library at (570) 966-0831. To attend workshops at The Public Library for Union County, call (570) 523-1172. For more information on these or other programs visit


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