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Writing Into and Through the Winter Season


Winter is the season when it is natural to turn inward. The shorter days and colder temperatures keep us inside for longer periods which gives us an opportunity to rest, reflect, and renew. The stillness of the winter landscape can become a springboard for venturing deeper into our interior lives.

In this three-week session leading up to the Winter Solstice, students will explore winter themes through writing. For inspiration, we’ll use art, music, and poetry. We’ll write about the moon and snow and all thing wintery. All genres of writing–poetry, fiction, and non-fiction–are welcome.

Come and be warmed up by the company of other writers during the onset of the cold season. This class will give you tools to keep writing all the way to spring, and beyond.

The fee for the three-week workshop is $100. The workshop is limited to 8 participants.

***Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Writing Programs.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm (www.marchfarmthebook.com). She holds a graduate degree in writing from The Graduate Institute and one in music from Lesley University, where she studied historical women composers. She also studied in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines as well as online. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is the Director of Writing and Literature Programs at Arts Escape. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com.