Inspired by a Writing Group

Library user Surabhi Kaushik shares her story about how the library helped her get back to writing.

I have always loved books so the first thing I looked for when we moved to Charlotte was a library. Happy and comforted to be among books, I became a regular visitor to the Main Library. I chanced upon the writing workshop on their program schedule and made a mental note to attend the Write Like You Mean It workshop which meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

From the very first class, I knew I was in the right place. And then it was like an addiction! I waited eagerly every Thursday to attend the writing group, meet old and new people, some were writers, others were not.
But meeting them, writing and sharing my work with them, opened up a whole new avenue to restart my writing.

I have over 12 years of writing experience. I worked as a copywriter in various advertising agencies in India, published stories in a popular Indian magazine called Woman's Era, and worked on several rejected manuscripts for my children's book. After moving to the United States, I was struggling to restart my writing and hoping to find the roots to my pen again. Thanks to this amazing workshop, I refueled my writing and got back on track.

I have attended over eight meetings at Main Library and look forward to attending many more. I am now a published author on more than five websites. 

Kudos to the facilitator Pam and the entire team at Main Library once again!


Sunset glory

The golden fire that was ablaze all day
is slowly dipping down
washing away all that happened today
every smile, every frown.

Sunset spreads its arms 
far, wide and full of hue
deep orange, bits of light red,
and almost every shade of blue

The colours speak like emotions
deep down in one’s heart
as the day ends, you say goodbye
to wonder, love and hope

but every sunset brings one day down
only to prepare you for the next day’s bright shining dawn.