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Journaling Workshop

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am - 11:30 am

Journaling has always been a way to record our thoughts and ideas, but lately there has been a burst of different ways to journal: Bullet, Gardening, Dreams. All are legitimate ways to keep track of your thoughts. If you’ve always journaled but need a boost or would like to begin keeping a journal,  check out […]



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Monthly Writers’ Workshop

Facilitator, Cindy Eastman & Nancy McMillan
Mondays, September 9, October 7, & November 4
10 am - 12 noon

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of staff writing instructors.  This ongoing workshop will be held once a month with either Cindy Eastman or Nancy McMillan. Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued.  Critique guidelines will […]



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Writing Short Stories

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Wednesday, September 18, 25, October 2, 9
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the basic structure of all stories through the exploration of short stories. This class covers 5-point story structure, which students will use as a template to develop their own stories. During our time together, students will develop and refine a story, as well as be exposed to a variety of short stories to read, […]



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September Writing Lab

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10
10 am - 12 pm

BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! In the 2-hour sessions, students will spend the first hour generating material through timed prompts, and receive supportive feedback from fellow students.  The second hour will consist of working independently on a writing project of student’s choice, with the instructor available for individual consultation, as well as opportunities for continued shared […]



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Creativity Kick-Start

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Saturday, September 21st - Fridays, October 4, 11, 18,
Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm - Fridays, 12 noon - 1:30 pm

Introduction: Has your muse deserted you?  Are you in a rut or don’t know how to get started?  Do you want to wake up your brain and use more of your grey matter?  Science has shown that being creative can alleviate stress, raise self-esteem, reduce pain, and help us feel more purposeful.  Come to this […]



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Sample Writing Class – Try it You’ll Like it!

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Monday, September 23rd
10:30 am - 12 noon

Have you always wanted to take a writing class but don’t know where to start?  Start here in the new Writer’s Loft at Arts Escape.  In this one-session class, curious writers will get a taste of what happens in a writing class and what the expectations will be.  There will be prompts, resources and an opportunity […]



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Writing Your Life, A Grandparents’ Guide to Leaving a Legacy

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Fridays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
10 am - 11:30 am

Writing, sketching and mementos will be a part of creating a bound journal of each participants’ life to leave as a legacy for family and friends. Bring in special family mementos, photographs and ideas to include in the book. Each week’s class will include ideas for organizing material as well as time to write about […]



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Revising Your Writing

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Wednesday, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing is revision! Ask any writer. Once you have a draft that is structured well, it’s time to use the elements of craft to turn it into an engaging piece that a reader will have a hard time putting down. This class will help you polish your work so it best conveys your original intent.



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