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Local author to give writing workshops

If you’ve got a personal story to tell, local author and editor Wilma Kahn can help get you started through two virtual four-week workshops offered by local libraries.

Kahn is the author of Big Black Hole, a detective novel published in 2005, and has taught writing and literature courses in Kalamazoo County since 1987. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing and a doctoral degree in English.

Kahn will be teaching Reminiscence Writing at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 16, through the Comstock Township Library, via Zoom. In this course, she’ll teach people how to write vignettes from their past and present them in the form of essays, stories or poems. For more information or to register for this free class, visit

In addition, Kahn will conduct a class called Write With Wilma through the Parchment Community Library at 10 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 7, via Zoom. In addition to learning from Kahn, participants will have the chance to share samples of their writing and take part in supportive, respectful discussions with other class members. Registration is required, and the cost is $5. For more information or to register, visit