Channahon woman’s donation brings local authors to Timbers for a ‘Meet the Authors’ event with ‘WriteOn Joliet’
Authors from WriteOn Joliet, a local writing group, visited the Timbers of Shorewood Senior Living at an event called “Meet the Authors” on Thursday, November 9, at the Timbers, 1100 N River Rd., Shorewood. The authors read passages from their latest anthology, signed books, and answered questions from members of the Timbers’ Book Club.
Angie Aegerter, of Channahon, donated funds that were used to buy 30 copies of WriteOn Joliet’s sixth anthology. She met Denise Unland, a member of the WriteOn Joliet, through volunteer work, and expressed an interest in helping the community with a donation. The 30 books were purchased and donated to the Timbers of Shorewood’s popular book club for seniors.
“I donated funds for books, because I believe in a connected community,” Aegerter said, “Which in turn makes the community stronger and able to have a broader reach.”
“We are so grateful to Angie for her generosity,” said Amy Odell, director of activities at the Timbers. “This is our second ‘Meet the Authors’ event and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed meeting the authors and reading their stories in the anthology.”
WriteOn Joliet meetings are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at the Joliet Public Library. The group’s members come from all over the southern suburbs. Some have self-published or have been traditionally published. Others are still exploring their writing options and interests. Regardless of the authors’ places in the writing world, WriteOn welcomes everyone looking to write, read, and grow.
The Timbers of Shorewood Senior Living is a rental retirement community that provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.
For more information call 815-609-0669.