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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. […]



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Write@Noon

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursday, September 9, 23
12 noon - 1 pm

via Zoom Do you have ideas but don’t get them down on paper? Or do you want to write but don’t know where to start? Join this hour-long session where the focus is on generating new material. Many writers are inspired by writing in a group. Prompts will be provided to get you started. Sharing—without […]



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Telling Your Story, Writing the Personal Essay

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, September, 10, 17, 24, October 1
12 noon - 1:30 pm

via Zoom Everyone has stories to tell that are theirs alone. Come to this class to identify those stories and be guided in getting them down on paper. Students will be led through exercises and prompts and over the four-week class will generate a draft of an essay. Essay structure and writing craft elements will […]



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Jumpstart Series: Writing for Children

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6
11:30 am - 1 pm

Via Zoom Want to try writing for kids? Need something to spark your creativity? In this workshop, all you have to bring is your love of words. Each week, you’ll write to in-class exercises and receive positive feedback from a group of students who, like you, want to get their feet wet in children’s writing. […]



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Journal Writing for Well-Being

Facilitator, Aurora Kilai
Tuesday, September 21st
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Via Zoom Journaling is a proven way to support your well-being on all levels. In this program, participants will be led in a heart-centering exercise that allows them to access their heart’s wisdom and intuition as well as receive inspiration and inner guidance.  Following the exercise, there will be a writing and discussion period to […]



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Writer’s Forum – Writers for Children and Young Adults

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, October 6th
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Read Out Loud Via Zoom This monthly writers forum is for beginner and seasoned writers who write for children and young adults. If you are interested in sharing your work for gentle critique and feedback, this monthly group may be just for you. This is a great opportunity to share your work with fellow writers […]



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Write@Noon

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursday, October 7, 21
12 noon - 1 pm

via Zoom Do you have ideas but don’t get them down on paper? Or do you want to write but don’t know where to start? Join this hour-long session where the focus is on generating new material. Many writers are inspired by writing in a group. Prompts will be provided to get you started. Sharing—without […]



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Elements of the Writing Craft

Instructors, Nancy McMillan & Tina Tocco
Fridays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19
12 Noon - 2 pm

A Six-Week Multi-Media Series Independent study: Videos between classes The craft of writing requires study and application. In this six-week workshop, Nancy McMillan and Tina Tocco team up to create a multi-media series, providing a deep dive into six central elements of the writing craft. The weekly workshops include: Setting: More Than Just a Backdrop! […]



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Writer’s Forum – Writers for Children and Young Adults

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, November 3rd
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Read Out Loud Via Zoom This monthly writers forum is for beginner and seasoned writers who write for children and young adults. If you are interested in sharing your work for gentle critique and feedback, this monthly group may be just for you. This is a great opportunity to share your work with fellow writers […]



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Write@Noon

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursday, November 4th & 18th
12 noon - 1 pm

via Zoom Do you have ideas but don’t get them down on paper? Or do you want to write but don’t know where to start? Join this hour-long session where the focus is on generating new material. Many writers are inspired by writing in a group. Prompts will be provided to get you started. Sharing—without […]



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Write@Noon

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursday, December 9th, 23rd
12 noon - 1 pm

via Zoom Do you have ideas but don’t get them down on paper? Or do you want to write but don’t know where to start? Join this hour-long session where the focus is on generating new material. Many writers are inspired by writing in a group. Prompts will be provided to get you started. Sharing—without […]



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