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Writer’s Lab for All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays August 12, 19, 26
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Online/In-person In each 2-hour session, students will spend time developing their own projects in several ways: generating material through timed prompts, brainstorming ideas with fellow students, and receiving supportive feedback. Each of the three sessions is structured based on students’ needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and discussion of relevant literature, as well […]



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First Thursday – Open Mic

Host - Nancy McMillan
Thursday, September 1, 2022
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MONTHLY FREE EVENT Arts Escape invites writers to share their creative work in our monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support, and community! Want to listen only? We welcome you. Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20 […]



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Children’s/YA Writers Forum

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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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Writing for Kids – The Next Step

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
10:00 to noon EDT

Via Zoom Are you ready to go deeper with your kid-lit writing? This workshop will help you get feedback on your work-in-progress from other writers who, like you, are devoted to young people’s literature. You’ll have the opportunity to workshop your piece (short story or novel) multiple times over the course of this six-week class […]



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Literature Live – Emily Dickinson

Instructor, Stephen Collins
Fridays, September 23 - October 28
10:30-11:30 a.m.

with Stephen Collins A six-week course Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. September 23 through October 28 Join Stephen Collins for six consecutive Fridays for a seminar on the poetry of Emily Dickison, considered one of the giants of American Poetry along with iconic figures such as Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. Long before women […]



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Poetry for Everyone

Instructor, Bonnie Riedinger
Friday, September 23
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Find your poetic voice in this 90-minute session. Students will learn how to express themselves through several types of poetry. We’ll read some poems, look at how they are constructed and discuss how to generate ideas for poems. We’ll try out some fun creativity experiments. Each student will have the opportunity to write at least […]



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Where I’m From: An Introduction to Memoir


Friday, September 30
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

with Cathy Capuano, facilitator In this workshop, students will explore connections between where they’re from and who they are. In a supportive environment, students will use a work of George Ella Lyon’s Where I’m From as an anchor text to generate their own material. Students will be led in an exercise of remembering, reflecting, and […]



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Children’s/YA Writers Forum

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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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First Thursday – Open Mic

Host - Nancy McMillan
Thursday, October 6, 2022
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MONTHLY FREE EVENT Arts Escape invites writers to share their creative work in our monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support, and community! Want to listen only? We welcome you. Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20 […]



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Children’s/YA Writers Forum

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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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First Thursday – Open Mic

Host - Nancy McMillan
Thursday, November 3, 2022
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MONTHLY FREE EVENT Arts Escape invites writers to share their creative work in our monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support, and community! Want to listen only? We welcome you. Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20 […]



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