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What can the library offer local writers?
- Books and eBooks on how to write and the creative process are
available in our branches and can be reserved online using the
- Free email alerts to notify you when new creative writing books
will become available, ask staff for more details
- Medway Libraries offers events for adults and
children throughout the year including free
creative writing courses and workshops
- Two informal creative writing groups meet up at Medway
libraries. One at Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham and
the other at Rochester library, Community hub
Rochester. To find out more contact your local
Enjoy Medway show details of what's happening at a
library close to you
- A list of useful websites is available on the library
links page, listed under creative writing
- Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (MALSC)
holds information about local artists as well as copies of
books written by local authors and about the local area.
Want to take your writing further?
Writing can have many applications in the business world. The
council has some information about creative industries. If you are thinking
about starting your own business, details of the support
available at Medway libraries
are listed at business information.
Local creative networks and events
Information about local creative networks and groups, events and
resources for writers, artists, photographers and other creative
types can be found on the library Creative Medway page.
What other help can the library offer local writers?
When somebody comes to a library with a book, story or poetry
that they have published themselves, it is sometimes difficult to
add it to the library shelves. However, if they meet the submission
guidelines they can be made available online, in pdf format.
To read the existing books, stories and poems please
select the author name, as listed at the bottom of this web page.
The views expressed in these documents reflect are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Medway Council.
Please note that copyright remains in the possession of the author
of each work. If you want to use the work in any way or want to
contact the author, please contact Medway
Libraries and your details will be passed on to the
author. To read the books, stories and poems follow the links at
the bottom of this page. Stories are listed by the author's
If you would like to have something published on these pages,
please phone 01634 337799. If the work
is suitable, we will ask you to fill in and sign the agreement form (pdf
84KB). To use this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you
do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.