Want to chat up local professional writers in their natural habitat? Check out the occasional open-to-the public offerings sponsored by this new collective of published writers. Launched last fall, the group of 14 Westchester authors, including Ben Cheever, Kate Buford, Simon Schama, and Marilyn Johnson, meet in a cozy space on the lower level of the historic Marmaduke Forster House. Every so often, it opens its doors to the community to host free literary events that also offer the books of “factory workers” for sale and autographing. Check the website for future happenings, starting up again in the fall after a summer hiatus.