Upcoming Workshops

First Monday, First Person, ONLINE FOR NOW

Join us on the first Monday of every month ONLINE until the COVID19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
  • Our memories are too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of preserving and sharing them. Until the libraries open again, we will meet online. Prep your own light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad or smartphone. Join me via my Zoom platform, 6pm to 8pm. Here’s the link: https://zoom.us/j/399127706
  • When we meet in person, we enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.
First Monday, Every Month

Write Your Family History (online)

Offered by Fitchburg Library
$FREE
  • Be the ancestor you wish you had! Learn to create lively, richly detailed stories for future generations to enjoy.In this workshop for beginning writers, we explore how to write and share stories that reveal your family’s formative experiences, values, and life lessons. We will spend three sessions discussing how to find the stories worth telling; how to convey the essence of people, places and events; and how to share your work with others! For each class meeting, students write a few pages. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment.This three-week workshop meets from 10:30-12:30 on July 9, 16, and 23 online.
Meets 7/9, 7/16, 7/23

Write Your Travel Memoir (online)

Offered through Madison College
$74.50
  • Are you preparing to go on an adventure? Or recently returned from one? The trip of a lifetime can also be the story of a lifetime. Turn your photos and travel experiences into a compelling essay that can be your best souvenir! In this workshop, explore what to write about, why, and who to write for. Bring your story to life with vivid characters, settings, focus, and drama, and find the personal meaning in your travel memories. Whether you’re new to writing or a working writer, you’ll learn skills that you can apply in writing a piece of work for publication, for blogging, or memorializing your experience to share with friends and family.The 6-week workshop meets from 6-7:30 pm July 14 to August 11, 2020 online.
Meets 7/14 - 8/11

Creative Writing: Memoirs (online)

Offered through Madison College
$to come
  • There often comes a time in our life when we feel compelled to tell our stories. The catalysts for this are many: chronicling family history, healing old wounds, discovering our voice, understanding our lives, or just a desire to write. The objective of this course is to explore the genre of memoir through in-class writing exercises, take home writing assignments, the workshopping of student work, as well as reading established memoirists in order to learn about craft and technique.
  • This 8-week workshop meets from September 11 to October 30, online, from 9:00-11:00am on Fridays.
Meets 9/11 - 10/30

Basic Writing Refresher (online)

Offered through Madison College
$to come
  • Through hands-on, practical exercises this course will explore essential grammar and usage rules. Learn about sentence structure, punctuation and writing techniques. Confusing grammar issues will also be examined. Learn to increase specifics (and avoid vagueness) to increase reader comprehension. This course is ideal for anyone who needs a “brush-up” for work, school or test preparation.
  • This 5-week workshop meets from November 4 through December 2 online, from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesdays.
Meets 11/4 - 12/2

First Monday, First Person, ONLINE FOR NOW

Join us on the first Monday of every month ONLINE until the COVID19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.
FREE
  • Our memories are too important to let a global pandemic get in the way of preserving and sharing them. Until the libraries open again, we will meet online. Prep your own light refreshments and stories and settle in at your computer, iPad or smartphone. Join me via my Zoom platform, 6pm to 8pm. Here’s the link: https://zoom.us/j/399127706
  • When we meet in person, we enjoy light refreshments and share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people, first Monday of most months. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.
First Monday, every month

Write Your Family History (online)

Offered by Fitchburg Library
FREE
  • Be the ancestor you wish you had! Learn to create lively, richly detailed stories for future generations to enjoy.In this workshop for beginning writers, we explore how to write and share stories that reveal your family’s formative experiences, values, and life lessons. We will spend three sessions discussing how to find the stories worth telling; how to convey the essence of people, places and events; and how to share your work with others! For each class meeting, students write a few pages. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment.This online three-week workshop meets from 10:30-12:30 on July 9, 16, and 23 .
Meets 7/9, 7/16, 7/23

Write Your Travel Memoir (online)

Offered through Madison College
$74.50
  • Are you preparing to go on an adventure? Or recently returned from one? The trip of a lifetime can also be the story of a lifetime. Turn your photos and travel experiences into a compelling essay that can be your best souvenir! In this workshop, explore what to write about, why, and who to write for. Bring your story to life with vivid characters, settings, focus, and drama, and find the personal meaning in your travel memories. Whether you’re new to writing or a working writer, you’ll learn skills that you can apply in writing a piece of work for publication, for blogging, or memorializing your experience to share with friends and family.The online 6-week workshop meets from 6-7:30 pm July 14 to August 11, 2020.
Meets 7/14 - 8/11

Madison College--Creative Writing: Memoirs-Online

There often comes a time in our life when we feel compelled to tell our stories.
$to come
  • There often comes a time in our life when we feel compelled to tell our stories. The catalysts for this are many: chronicling family history, healing old wounds, discovering our voice, understanding our lives, or just a desire to write.
  • We’ll explore the genre of memoir through in-class writing exercises, take home writing assignments, the workshopping of student work, as well as reading established memoirists in order to learn about craft and technique.
  • This 8-week workshop meets from September 11 to October 30, online, from 9:00-11:00am on Fridays.
Meets 9/11 - 10/30

Basic Writing Refresher--Online

Offered through Madison College
$to come
  • Through hands-on, practical exercises this course will explore essential grammar and usage rules. Learn about sentence structure, punctuation and writing techniques. Confusing grammar issues will also be examined. Learn to increase specifics (and avoid vagueness) to increase reader comprehension. This course is ideal for anyone who needs a “brush-up” for work, school or test preparation.
  • This 5-week workshop meets from November 4 through December 2 online, from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesdays.
Meets 11/4 - 12/2

What will you discover when you tell your story?

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