The Charleston County Public Library is offering two free writing workshops and a poetry reading series. The Monthly Fiction Writing Group will meet on April 14 from 7-8:45 p.m.

This workshop allows fiction writers of all levels to brainstorm ideas, improve works in progress and learn important fiction writing techniques. The Take A Step in the Write Direction workshop on April 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. takes a look at writing a suspense/thriller novel.

Here you will learn how to incorporate important writing techniques needed for writing suspense novels. The monthly poetry reading series on April 28 at 7 p.m. will have a number of South Carolinian poets read their praised pieces.

Some of the poets include: Vera Gomez, Tim Harkins, Terri McCord and Katherine Williams. For more information concerning any of these events please call (843) 805-6930. —Emma Hart