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Office Hours for Thread Members – Nancy McMillan

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Monday, September 28th
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Email Nancy at nancy@nancymcmillan.com to schedule a slot.



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Pandemic Prose – A Writing Class for all Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
10 am - 11:30 am

Online with Zoom The 2020 Pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will go down in the history books. Your individual story is part of this history that future generations–including your grandchildren-will want to read. Come to this class to uncover and write your personal narrative of this period. For all levels of writers. The fee […]



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Online with Zoom, Writing Lab for All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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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Online with Zoom Monthly Writer’s Workshop

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Monday, October 5th
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of staff writing instructors.  This ongoing workshop will be held once a month with either Cindy Eastman or Nancy McMillan. Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued.  Critique guidelines will […]



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Evening Writing Workshop – Try it You’ll Like it!

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Wednesday, October 7th
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Online with Zoom Have you always wanted to take a writing class but don’t know where to start?  Start here in the new Evening Introduction to Writing Workshop.  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 […]



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Intro to Writing for Children and Teens!

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesday, October 7th
10:30 am - 12 noon

New Class, New Instructor Would you like to try your hand at writing for children or teens, but don’t know where to start? How about your own memories? In this one-session class, you’ll use a prompt to write a short memoir piece, then you’ll transform that piece into fiction for young readers. You’ll learn how […]



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So You Want to Write?

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Wednesday, October 14th, 21st, 28th
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Evening Writing Class Online with Zoom There are stories inside you that only you can tell. If you want to write but you’re not sure how to begin, this class will get you started. Students will be guided through prompts and exercises in a supportive environment to discover and explore these stories. This class is for beginning […]



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Conversations@the Loft on Zoom

Guest Speaker, Suzzane Nelson
Thursday, October 15th
1 pm - 2:30 pm

Author, Suzanne Nelson Suzanne Nelson is the author of numerous young adult and middle-grade novels, including A Tale Magnolious and the Cake Pop Crush foodie line. One of her foodie middle-grade novels, You’re Bacon Me Crazy, was recently adapted into a Hallmark Channel movie. Her first picture book, Over in a Stable, will be in bookstores this October. A […]



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Turning Real Life Into Children’s/Teen Fiction

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11
10:30 am - 12 noon

Your own memories can be the perfect spark for stories for kids and teens! In this four-week class, you’ll use various prompts to write short memoir pieces, then you’ll transform those pieces into fiction for young readers. We’ll recall everything from fun times to childhood adversaries. Then, we’ll alter story elements such as conflict, point […]



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Office Hours for Thread Members – Nancy McMillan

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Monday, October 26th
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Email Nancy at nancy@nancymcmillan.com to schedule a slot.



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Online with Zoom Monthly Writer’s Workshop

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Monday, November 2
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of staff writing instructors.  This ongoing workshop will be held once a month with either Cindy Eastman or Nancy McMillan. Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued.  Critique guidelines will […]



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