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Write@Noon

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursday, December 2nd, 16th
12 noon - 1 pm

via Zoom Do you have ideas but don’t get them down on paper? Or do you want to write but don’t know where to start? Join this hour-long session where the focus is on generating new material. Many writers are inspired by writing in a group. Prompts will be provided to get you started. Sharing—without […]



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Writing Workshop

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Friday, December 10th
12 noon - 1:30 pm

In-person and via Zoom Sound and Storytelling Explore how music can be a springboard for writing in all genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In this class, students will listen to classical selections from various periods in music history, along with background information on the pieces. The music becomes a catalyst for writing. You’ll leave class […]



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Writers’ Holiday Open House

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Friday, December 17th
12 noon - 2:00 pm

In-person and via Zoom Bring your writer’s wish list and writing questions and stop in to talk to our Writing Program Director, Nancy McMillan. You’ll go home with a holiday goody bag. Writing brings mental, emotional, and physical benefits whether you journal, share your writing with your close circle, or seek publication. No matter your […]



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Jumpstart Series: Writing for Children

Instructor, Tina Tocco
Wednesdays, January 5th - 26th
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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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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Journaling Series

Instructor, Aurora Kilai
Friday, January 14th
2 pm - 3:30 pm

Be Your Best Possible Self Your Best Possible Self is the potential that already exists within you, waiting to be unveiled and expressed. This 90-minute journaling program offers writing prompts and heart centered meditations to discover your inner potential of strength, wisdom, joy, and peace that can be expressed in all areas of our lives. […]



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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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