Bellamy Writing Workshops


Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursdays, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21
3 pm - 4:30 pm

Monthly Workshops to be included in the 2021 Year-End Showcase

Come write at the beautiful Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, a Connecticut Landmarks property. This writing workshop will draw on the flowers and plants on the property for our inspiration, as well as the paintings and photographs that Arts Escape students are creating on-site. Students will be provided prompts and exercises to get them started and guide them to creating finished drafts. All levels are welcome. You may sign up for one or more workshops; enroll in the series and receive a discounted price.

Our classroom will be inside in the kitchen of the historic Bellamy-Ferriday House. We will also be outside on the grounds, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Find out more about the history of this property at

The fee for each workshop is $35 or $125 for all four workshops.
Please use the drop-down menu when registering.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm ( She holds a graduate degree in writing from The Graduate Institute and one in music from Lesley University, where she studied historical women composers. She also studied in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. Her essay “For the Love of Linen” appeared in the 2020 Connecticut Literary Anthology and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines, and online at Fiction Southeast and The Sunlight Press. She is the Director of the Writing and Literature Program at Arts Escape. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. Find more at where she blogs about pies, writing, music, and connection.

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