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Morning Monthly Writing Workshop

Facilitator, Cindy Eastman
Monday, June 3, July 8 & August 5
10 am – 12 pm

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of staff writing teachers.  This ongoing workshop will be held twice a month; Cindy Eastman will run a morning session and Nancy McMillan will run an evening session.  Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to […]



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Evening Monthly Writer’s Workshop

Facilitator, Nancy McMillan
Thursdays June 13, July 11 & August 1
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of staff writing teachers.  This ongoing workshop will be held twice a month; Cindy Eastman will run a morning session and Nancy McMillan will run an evening session.  Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to […]



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Fractured Fairy Tales

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you remember how funny the Fractured Fairy Tales from Rocky and Bullwinkle were?  We’ll be writing our own “fairy tales with a twist” by changing well-known stories into comical ones through unexpected characterization, plot development, or contrary points-of -view.  We’ll take a fun, playful approach to developing our tales.  No writing experience necessary. This […]



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Fables from Our Lives

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Fridays, July 12, 19, 26
10 am - 11:30 am

This is an introductory storytelling class for students to chronicle their life experiences. We’ve all learned our lesson. Sometimes more than once. In this class students will take those lessons and turn them into fables in order to share their hard-won wisdom with others through the format of storytelling.  The fee for the 3- week […]



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July Writing Lab

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Friday's July 12, 19, 26
12 pm - 2 pm

BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! In this 2-hour session, 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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Blogging Made Easy Workshop

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Thursday, July 25
11 am - 2 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what blogging is or how to do it, this introductory workshop is for you. Creating a blog is as easy as writing an email but content and style is what makes your blog unique and encourages your readers to return. This 3-hour workshop will enlighten students to the world of blogging. […]



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Writing Workshop WHEN CHARACTER MEETS DIALOGUE

Instructor, Erik Hanson
Saturday, July 27th
10 am - 3 pm

Whether you’re writing a play, novel, or screenplay, two things matter more than most: character and dialogue. By exploring the characters’ bios, it will inform how you develop your scenes. By exploring their needs and wants, it will inform how you develop your dialogue. We will use a variety of exercises and revision strategies that […]



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Trust Your Writing Voice

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23
10 am - 11:30 am

Truth in writing is what connects a reader to the writer. Even if the writer never intends their work for publication, truth matters. This workshop encourages all writers to identify their writing voice, strengthen and trust it. This is a facilitated class that uses prompts and strategies for writing practice. There will be writing assignments […]



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August Writing Lab

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, August 2, 9, & 23
12 noon - 2 pm

BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! In this 2-hour session, 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 learning. This […]



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Journaling – Jump Start your Journaling Experience

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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