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Telling Your Story, Writing the Personal Essay

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
12 noon - 1:30 pm

In-person and 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 six-week class will generate a solid draft of a personal essay. Essay structure and […]



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Jumpstart Series: Writing for Children

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, January 19th-February 9th
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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Writer’s Forum – Writers for Children and Young Adults

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, February 2nd
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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First Thursday – Open Mic

Host - Nancy McMillan
Thursday, February 3, 2022
7 pm - 8 pm

Via Zoom In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their 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 […]



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I’m Ready to Submit My Writing to Magazines and Journals – But How?

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Saturday, February 5th
10 am - 12 noon

Via Zoom You’ve got a few pieces you’re proud of, but how do you get started in the world of submissions? What are the mistakes you want to avoid? In this workshop, you’ll learn where to find publications that are looking for work, proper manuscript format, and submission etiquette. You’ll also draft a cover letter […]



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Journaling Series

Instructor, Aurora Kilai
Friday, February 11th
2 pm - 3:30 pm

In-person Care and Self Compassion Too often we overextend ourselves for others, leaving little time for our own care. This 90-minute program offers writing prompts to explore our patterns of “over-care” and a heart-centered meditation to receive insight on how to care for ourselves even as we care for others. There will be time for sharing […]



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Elements of the Writing Craft

Instructors, Nancy McMillan & Tina Tocco
Fridays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17
12 Noon - 2 pm

A Six-Week Multi-Media Series In-person and via Zoom 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 […]



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