Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., introduces Quills: A Creative Writing & Art Club for teens and young adults. Quills will meet each month for an hour of creative writing, art-making, sharing ideas and fun.

The first meeting will be Friday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. There will be prompts and activities to inspire and spark creativity. The meetings will be directed by Michelle Menting, a poet, writer and editor. Menting, also an avid drawer and picture-taker, has more than nine years of experience teaching creative writing and literature. She is the author of three collections of poetry and is a member of the Belfast Free Library staff.

Quills: A Creative Writing & Art Club is recommended for those age 13 to 17. For more information, call 798-0556, ext. 24; or contact Menting at

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