Writers group plans meetings

ST. JOHNSVILLE -?The Reaney Writers group is returning after a five-year hiatus.

Under the auspices of Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, the group will be led by area resident Ali MacDonald.

Scheduled for the third Saturday of each month, the Reaney Writers will meet at the St. Johnsville Community House, 16 Washington St., a news release said.

The first meeting will be Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

Born in Alabama and raised in Indiana, MacDonald is a longtime Mohawk Valley resident.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, MacDonald has been the recipient of numerous creative writing and poetry awards, along with several grants, the news release said.

Most recently, she was awarded first prize for a short story at the Utica Writers’ Club.

She also is the author of a novel, “Dancing With the King at Conyers.”

Reaney Writers are funded in part by Poets and Writers Inc., with public money from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature.

For more information, contact library Director Dawn Lamphere at 568-7822 or via email at [email protected].

The public is invited.

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