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Writing Lab for All Levels

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20
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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Writing Through Grief

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am - 11:30 am

Grief is often experienced in community however it is a uniquely personal and individual process. Research shows that writing can be a healing way to deal with challenging life situations such as loss, and this-week workshop will allow participants to explore their own writing as a path through grief. The 4 -week class is $100 […]



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Monthly Writers’ Workshop

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Tuesday, January 7th
10 am - 12 noon

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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Monthly, MEN’s Writing Group-Pints, Pies, Poetry & Pros

Instructor, Chuck Jones
Wednesday, January 8th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“A Men’s Writing Group” offers a workshop environment where you will find encouragement, inspiration, and instruction to become the writer you have always wanted to be. This program provides both experienced and novice writers a chance to share your work, get positive and practical feedback, and learn to revise and edit for greater clarity and […]



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Write Like Crazy

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
12 noon to 1:30 pm

Do you think you’d like to write, and not sure how to get started?  Are you already writing and need a jump-start?  In either case, this workshop is for you. Come to this 90-minute class and plan to write!  We’ll use timed prompts to get your writing mojo going.  This technique works for any genre […]



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Create/Update Your Resume

Instructor, Bobbi Knezek
Monday, January 13th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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The Reluctant Writer

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Friday, January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21
10 am - 11:30 pm

How many times have you said—to yourself or someone else—”I’ve always wanted to try writing.” And how many times was that followed up by, “But I’m not really a writer.” Or, “I don’t know what I want to write.” Or, “I wouldn’t know where to begin.” Begin here. If you’ve always wanted to “try writing” […]



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Writing Workshop – Try it You’ll Like it!

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Thursday, January 30th
10:30 am - 12 noon

Have you always wanted to take a writing class but don’t know where to start?  Start here in the new Writer’s 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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