ROCKINGHAM — Presentations from published authors and a workshop to record oral histories could soon be in the works for the Richmond County Writers’ Club.
Writers swapped stories and offered friendly critiques during the fledgling group’s second meeting Sunday afternoon at the Hive Recreation Center off Hancock Street. They also discussed plans to increase membership and bring guest speakers and special presentations to Richmond County.
“You make a lot of friends through writing and storytelling,” said founding member J.A. Bolton, whose “Storyteller” column appears in the Daily Journal each Wednesday. “We’re just letting people read and discuss how we can help each other write.”
Participants read poetry and short stories during the roughly 90-minute meeting. Bolton said he’d like to bring in guest speakers and an oral history project like StoryCorps, a nonprofit group that seeks to “provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.”
Richmond County Writers’ Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are usually held at 3:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month.
— Corey Friedman