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Korongo leads writing workshops and produces books by its members. Our mission: to help unpublished writers find their voice and to build community through writing. Our work has been exhibited at the Vermont Folklife Center and the Vermont State House and recognized by the Vermont Historical Society.

—Patrick Texier and Sara Tucker

Korongo founders Patrick Texier and Sara Tucker met in Tanzania.
A 2011 writing workshop with Sara Tucker hosted by AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Writing Workshops

Since 2008 we have offered a steady stream of free and low-cost writing workshops through the Randolph Senior Center, Kimball Library, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, Gifford Retirement Community, and other community organizations. 

Korongo has helped Vermonters produce dozens of personal memoirs and other books.

First Editions and Collections

Our workshops have ushered into print dozens of memoirs, cookbooks, poetry collections, children's stories, and local histories. In 2020 and 2021 we published two collections of writing, art, and photography produced by Vermonters during the pandemic. Our anthologies include The Hale Street Gang series by members of the Randolph Senior Center and Toward the Glimmer: Stories and Essays by the Korongo Writers Group.

Hosted Writers Groups

Writers groups are the heart and soul of our organization. We meet in person and online to share our work, learn from each other, and stay motivated. Our founding members have been meeting steadily since 2010.

To join a writing group led by one of our members, or for help starting a group of your own, email

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