Tag Archives: Nancy McMillan

Writer’s Lab for All Levels

Online/In-person

In each 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 of the three sessions is structured based on students’ needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and discussion of relevant literature, as well as a discussion of students’ writing questions, providing an opportunity for shared learning. This class is appropriate for all levels and returning students–new prompts are used. The fee for the 3-week, 6-hour workshop is $105.

Please use the drop-down menu to specify if you are attending in person or via Zoom.

NOTE: The Zoom link is sent out the day before the first class. If you’re registering to attend by Zoom, please ensure you register by Thursday, August 11, to receive the Zoom link.

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend in-person 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. Masks are optional.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm (www.marchfarmthebook.com). Her work has appeared in the CT Lit Anthology 2020 (Pushcart Prize nominee), Litchfield Magazine, Pangyrus, The Sunlight Press, Persimmon Tree, and Fiction Southeast. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is currently at work on a novel. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com.


Writer’s Lab for All Levels

Online/In-person

In each 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 of the three sessions is structured based on students’ needs and often includes a quick craft lesson and references to relevant literature, as well as a discussion of student writing questions, providing an opportunity for shared learning. This class is appropriate for all levels and returning students–new prompts are used. The fee for the 3-week, 6-hour workshop is $105.

Please use the drop-down menu to register for either the in-person or Zoom option.

NOTE: The Zoom link is sent out the day before the first class. If you’re registering to attend by Zoom, please ensure you register by Thursday, July 14, to receive the Zoom link.

COVID POLICYOnly 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. Masks are optional.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm (www.marchfarmthebook.com). Her work has appeared in the CT Lit Anthology 2020 (Pushcart Prize nominee), Litchfield Magazine, Pangyrus, The Sunlight Press, Persimmon Tree, and Fiction Southeast. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is currently at work on a novel. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com.


Online with Zoom, Writer’s Lab for All Levels

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 discussion students’ writing questions, providing an opportunity for shared learning. This class is appropriate for all levels and returning students–new prompts are used. The fee for the 3-week, 6-hour workshop is $105.

Students must be registered by Wednesday, May 11th to receive the Zoom link for this class.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm (www.marchfarmthebook.com). Her work has appeared in the CT Lit Anthology 2020 (Pushcart Prize nominee), Litchfield Magazine, Pangyrus, The Sunlight Press, Persimmon Tree, and Fiction Southeast. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is currently at work on a novel. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com.


Writer’s Workshop

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 other writers and the instructor. Critique guidelines will be provided.  The workshop runs for two hours, to allow plenty of time for each writer to receive thorough attention.

The Workshop runs for two hours and the fee for the workshop is $30.

Workshop is limited to 6 students. All students must register by Thursday, June 23 to receive the Zoom link. Students have the option to take this workshop ONLINE on Zoom or In-person.

COVID POLICYOnly 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. * Masks are optional.

Please use the drop-down menu when registering for in-person or zoom.

Writer’s Workshop

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 other writers and the instructor. Critique guidelines will be provided.  The workshop runs for two hours, to allow plenty of time for each writer to receive thorough attention.

The Workshop runs for two hours and the fee for the workshop is $30.

Workshop is limited to 6 students. All students must register by Thursday, April 21 to receive the Zoom link. Students have the option to take this workshop ONLINE on Zoom or In-person.

COVID POLICYOnly 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. * Masks are optional.

Please use the drop-down menu when registering for in-person or zoom.

Increase Creativity and Spontaneity in Your Writing

Online/In-Person

Come explore language and story in a free-wheeling format. If your muse has gone into hibernation, this class will stir her out of her slumber. If your writing is going well but you’d like to incorporate more play into your stories, this class will help you do that.

During this four-week class, instructor Nancy McMillan will introduce you to creativity exercises to open your imagination and crank up your creativity. Students will write during class, preferably by hand, and be assigned optional at-home exercises.

The class is limited to 8 students. All students must register by Thursday, March 4 to receive the Zoom link. Students have the option to take this workshop ONLINE on Zoom or In-person.

COVID POLICYOnly 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. * Masks are optional.

Please use the drop-down menu when registering for in-person or zoom.