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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops Sunday, October 22 &  Sunday, November 12 2 – 5 pm Jacksonville   Cost: $20/workshop Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment.  All writers, experience levels and genres … Continue reading

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Winter Workshop

A new weekly workshop begins January 26 through February 23rd on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9 pm at the Medford Central Library.  Come join us and warm yourself with vigorous writing, inspiring prompts and a supportive, encouraging environment! Writers of … Continue reading

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Autumn Weekly Workshops

There are a couple spots left in our Autumn Weekly Workshop… Are we missing you? This six-week workshop will meet Thursdays, October 8 – November 12 at the Medford Library. (One week we will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 21). Come … Continue reading

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Weekly Autumn Writing Group

Weekly Autumn Writing Group Forming Now! It’s the season of new notebooks, sharpened pencils and fresh starts. What better time to begin a writing group? A six-week workshop is forming for Thursdays, October 8 – November 12 at the Medford Library. (One week … Continue reading

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Winter Writing & Wine at EdenVale Winery

Winter is upon us and a new weekly writing group is forming. Warm yourselves with story in front of the fire at the Voorhies Mansion at EdenVale Winery. We will gather with inspiring prompts, delicious snacks, wine available for purchase, … Continue reading

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One-Day Summer Workshops

One-day workshops are being scheduled for this summer.  These three-hour workshops are a wonderful way to explore writing with Writers’ Room Workshops and the Amherst Writers and Artists method.  Afternoon workshops are only $25. Summer Workshops: Sunday, June 1 ~ 1:30 … Continue reading

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Advice from Ira Glass

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/188186.html Advice from one of my favorite storytellers on why we need to write…. and write again…. and write again… and keep writing.

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Why Write with Others?

Pat Schneider writes, in her book Writing Alone and with Others: “Writing is an act of communication. As a writer/artist, you give your art into the mind of your reader or listener when you read your work to someone else, or … Continue reading

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You Can Write

Writers’ Room Workshops are based on the premise that each person has a unique voice and a story to tell. Pat Schneider, founder of the Amherst Writers & Artists method, says in her book Writing Alone and With Others: “If you talk … Continue reading 

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