The Charleston County Public Library’s Main Branch hosts two literary events this May.

First, the Monthly Fiction Writing Group meets 7-8:45 p.m. on Tues. May 12. Writers and mentors Sean Scapellato and Carol Peters lead this event to encourage the burgeoning writer within you to pick up that pen and get to work. The pair invites closet novelists to share in the series of workshops which deals with every aspect of the writing process from developing a plot to editing the text. This free event is designed for fiction writers of all levels and takes place at the CCPL Main Branch at 68 Calhoun St downtown.

Also coming to the library is the Main Branch Poetry Series. On Thurs. May 21 at 7 p.m., join Irene Blair Honeycutt, Beverly A. Jackson, and Daniel Nathan Terry as they give attendees a preview of their work. The events are sponsored by the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts, Friends of the Library, and the Charleston County Public Library. Call (843) 805-6930 for further information. —Moira Phillips