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Online with Zoom, Writer’s Lab for All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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 students’ needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and discussion of relevant literature, as well as […]



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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 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 Than Just […]



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Virtual Book Club

Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, May 18
1 pm - 2 pm

Via Zoom The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller In 1916, Sven Ormson leaves a restless life in Stockholm to seek adventure in Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago where darkness reigns four months of the year and he might witness the splendor of the Northern Lights one night and be attacked by a polar […]



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Children’s/YA Writers Forum

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, June 1, 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, June 2, 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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Virtual Book Club

Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, June 15
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Via Zoom Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Drawing on Maggie O’Farrell’s long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare’s most enigmatic play, Hamnet is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. […]



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Writer’s Workshop

Instructor Nancy McMillan
Friday, June 24
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Online/In-Person Writers may work alone but the feedback of other writers is vital. The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow writers under the guidance of instructor Nancy McMillan. Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued. Writers will receive constructive feedback from […]



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Writer’s Lab for All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

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 students’ needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and discussion of relevant literature, as well as discussion students’ writing […]



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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.

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 students’ needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and discussion of relevant literature, as well as discussion students’ writing […]



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