Writing Roundtable

CLASS ID: 5R22
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R23
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

CLASS ID: 5R24
Date/Time: Tuesday, November, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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WBCA Writers’ Group

CLASS ID: 5R21
Date/Time: 6 Fridays: September 29 – November 3, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Elise d’Entremont
The focus of this group is to encourage fellow writers in their aspirations of writing. We will meet weekly to discuss our work, our writings, our resources, and ways to overcome our obstacles.

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Am Now Writer: Public Reading

CLASS ID: 5R25
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Mary Jane LaVigne with Special Guest Fred Amram
Join us for a public reading for writers of poetry, fiction, non- fiction, and more. Sign up to share your short essay, a few poems, fan- fiction, flash- fiction, or your novel in progress; anything you can present in 5 minutes or less. Or, just come to listen! “Am now writer” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald on his army discharge form, though he’d not yet sold a story. Whether writing is your avocation or vocation, it is our hope that this public reading helps you to claim this title for yourself. Reader registration required prior to the event.

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Mindfulness and Writing

Greta Gaard, Ph.D.
Mindfulness practice teaches one how to set aside habitual patterns of thought, and to pay attention to a deeper level of sensations, images, emotions. Similarly, good writing is grounded in a loving awareness of our environments, our bodies, other beings, wind and water, soil and rock and insect. This workshop introduces mindfulness practice along with a careful observation of ourselves in and as nature, attending to nature, reacting to nature with awareness or aversion, grasping or indifference. We will read short excerpts from environmental writers who practice mindfulness — Gary Snyder, bell hooks, Stephanie Kaza, Alice Walker, Mushim Ikeda Nash. Participants will receive instruction in mindfulness practice and in writing practices, with quiet time for practicing each. If participants choose, the workshop can be used to launch a short piece of writing that articulates their experience of being in/as nature. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle to class.

CLASS ID: 5R02
Date/Time: Saturday, November 11, 9:30AM – 1:30 PM
Tuition: $38 Member/$48 Non-Member
Material Fee: $2 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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Beginning Calligraphy

CLASS ID: 5R13
Date/Time: 3 Saturdays: October 7-21, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Pat Barrett
Learning calligraphy is similar to learning any art form. It involves line, shape, space, texture, color, and movement. In calligraphy there are basic rules and techniques meant to help the learning process. In this class our focus will be on learning
the Italic minuscule script (lower case letters). Students should be able to apply these rules and techniques to learning other calligraphic scripts. The focus of the first class will be on learning the basics such as tools, supplies, terms, and any other basic information necessary to start putting pen to paper. The focus of the following two classes will be on learning the structure of each letter within the Italic lower case alphabet, spacing, and a bit on layout, as well as individual guidance and answering questions.

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Writing Roundtable

Tuesdays – June 20, July 25, August 22, 7:00-9:00 PM
Mary Jane LaVigne

Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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