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Area teens are invited to hear local author Jessica McKendry speak at the Aurora Memorial Library’s Teen Writers’ Circle meeting on October 21 at 2:00 pm. McKendry, who wrote and self-published her first book at the age of 16, will discuss the writing process and share how she navigated the publishing process. Her books, From the Ashes and The Inferiors (which was released September 18), will be available for purchase after her presentation.

Teen Writers’ Circle meets monthly during the school year. The group is led by Christina Green, a local mom, poet, and aspiring screenwriter who shares her love of the written word by encouraging teens to explore their creativity and find their unique voices. For more information on this group, or to register for the October author visit, call 330-562-6502.

The Aurora Memorial Library, a branch of Portage County District Library, is located at 115 East Pioneer Trail in Aurora. Library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm; Friday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm; Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm; and closed on Thursday and Saturday. Visit www.portagelibrary.org for more information about library programs and services. Connect with us on Facebook.