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Online with Zoom! Writing Fiction from Life

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Wednesdays March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7 pm - 8:30 PM

Fiction writers often draw material from real life and reshape it into fictional stories, often to “protect the innocent” and/or enhance the story.  In this class, students will learn how to transform real people into fictional characters, create fictional settings from actual places, and turn anecdotes into engaging reads.  In the first class students will generate story […]



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Online with Zoom! Writing Flash Fiction – All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
12 noon – 1:30 pm

Interested in writing short stories?  Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub category to explore.  Students will experiment with writing stories of various lengths, using in-class prompts. We’ll also be reading and discussing stories by well-known writers. A draft of a longer story (up to 1500 words) will be developed […]



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Online with Zoom Micro Essays

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 24
10 am - 11:30 am

This class will focus on the writer creating and editing one or more micro essays. A micro essay is typically a one-page single spaced essay with all the elements of a typical essay. In this class we will write essays within a 400- to 500-word limit. During the class an essay will be drafted, edited […]



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Online with Zoom Quaran-Teened And Going Crazy?

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Sundays, April 5, 12, 19, 26
4 pm - 5:30 pm

A writing club for housebound TEEN writers! All that virtual learning making you restless? Bored out of your gourd? Need to express your feelings in these trying times? Join a group of like-minded and talented young writers in our area who are looking for a safe place to experiment with ideas and a wide variety […]



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Online with Zoom Create/Update Your Resume

Bobbi Knezek
Thursday, April 23
10 am - 12 noon

Is it time to create a new resume or update the one you have?  This workshop will help you create a resume that incorporates the newest resume writing trends and addresses hiring managers’ preferences.  We will focus on developing the skills to clearly communicate accomplishments and demonstrate skills and potential.  *Discussions and practice include the […]



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Trust Your Writing Voice

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Friday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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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May Evening Writing Workshop

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Tuesday, May 5
6 pm - 8 pm

Looking for a place to get great writing ideas? Or for a place to share and polish your already great writing ideas? This open writing workshop welcomes writers (and would-be writers) of all experience levels and writing genres. From the family memoir to free verse poetry to screenplays, every kind of written expression will find […]



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Writing Lab for All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, May 15, 22, 29
12 noon - 2 pm

BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! In this 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 session is structured based on student needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and discussion of relevant literature, as well as […]



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May Teen Creative Writing Workshop

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Friday, May 15
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Like to write but don’t get much chance to express yourself at school? Join a group of like-minded and talented young writers looking for a safe place to experiment with ideas and a wide variety of writing forms. We will meet monthly, try new genres, share our writing, and find ways to send our writing […]



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Conversations@the Loft

Guest Speaker, Gina Maccoby
Thursday, May 21
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Gina Maccoby is a New York literary agent representing authors of literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, including New York Times bestselling and award-winning titles.  First and foremost she is captured by an engaging narrative voice; across all forms she is looking for strong storytelling and fresh perspectives.   In fiction she […]



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June Evening Writing Workshop

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Tuesday, June 2
6 pm - 8 pm

Looking for a place to get great writing ideas? Or for a place to share and polish your already great writing ideas? This open writing workshop welcomes writers (and would-be writers) of all experience levels and writing genres. From the family memoir to free verse poetry to screenplays, every kind of written expression will find […]



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Try It! You’ll Like It!

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Monday, June 8th
10 am - 11:30 am

Have you always wanted to take a writing class but don’t know where to start? Start here in The Writing 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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June Teen Creative Writing Workshop

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Friday, June 19th
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Like to write but don’t get much chance to express yourself at school? Join a group of like-minded and talented young writers looking for a safe place to experiment with ideas and a wide variety of writing forms. We will meet monthly, try new genres, share our writing, and find ways to send our writing […]



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College Essay Writing Camp

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Mondays July 6, 13, 20 & Wednesdays July 8, 15, 22
11 am - 1 pm

The college application process can be scary, and perhaps the scariest part is writing the college essay. But it doesn’t have to be! Over three weeks this summer, in a safe and comfortable environment, you will get a chance to explore the best topics, find the “real you” that colleges want to know, write and […]



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